Smidge204 wrote:thankyouOB wrote:since the Nissan folks added those headlights to reduce drag from the mirrors, what makes you think they didnt calculate the wheels' aerodynamics in the choice of stock?
based on what I heard from various Nissan peoples, the headlight design was initiated to reduce NOISE. Since the car is so quiet, the wind noise was a concern and they took steps to mitigate it. Reducing drag was, I think, a bonus rather than the goal.
If they really wanted to focus on reducing drag as a priority, the LEAF would have wheel skirts.
That is the difference between the marketing guys and the engineering guys!