French Car has Front Door (Aug, 1936)
French Car has Front Door
IN designing a car to give the minimum of resistance to the air—”to shed air as a duck sheds water”—M. Andre Dubonnet, a French automotive engineer, departed from usual practice and took advantage of the location of the engine at the rear to have a swing-up door in front, as shown by the illustrations at the left. The curve of the door followed the blunt nose shape, which is the true line of least resistance in streamlining.