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I have been watching this “fastest color” topic for a while now with limited satisfaction. So I commissioned a research project on this topic. After extensive library and web time, entailing many hours of study, field experiments and interviews, not to mention an enormous budget to cover snacks, pizza and other research materials, the conclusions of the study are as follows.

 

Alloy is the fastest color. Here is just a sampling of the exhaustive research that confirms this conclusion: Alloy, by engineering definition, is a blend of metal or non-metallic substances to achieve a stronger or lighter material(7). Following this logic, alloy paint, by nature, is lighter and stronger than any other color—lighter naturally equates to faster. White, gray and vapor can’t possibly be as fast as alloy because light colors reflect more light, therefore increase the dynamic resonance of the panels which disrupts the airflow and results in a slower vehicle(1). On the other hand, black and blue cars absorb more light and the panels get hotter. The molecular structure of the metal expands with the heat, creating more space and allowing free radical molecules to attach themselves to the gaps in the structure, thereby increasing the weight of the panels as well as making them expand slightly(2). Again, this disrupts the airflow and slows the car. Finally, red and orange cars, by nature are more vibrant in color. Both these colors, because of the chemical and atomic make-up of the paint that literally makes the paint “vibrate”, require the paint to be applied thicker, which increases the weight of the car, resulting in a slower car(3).

 

In addition, cars with stripes on the hood, top and rear are slower than cars with side stripes only. Microscopic deformities along the edges of the stripes act as vortex generators and not only slow the car down, but can induce lift and make the car unstable at high speeds. The flares of the front wheel wells keep the air flow to a minimum on the side stripes so that they do not impact the speed of the car(4). I also discovered that convertibles are inherently faster than coupes. The rigid structure of the coupe’s roof forces the air to flow around and across it, creating resistance. The somewhat flexible roof of the convertible yields to the air flow, reducing resistance and therefore making the car faster(5).

 

Finally, Alloy is proven to be the fastest color because it is a low profile color, not attracting nearly as much attention as the other colors. Extensive research conducted at Malibu Beach, Victoria’s Secret and the Playboy Mansion have proven that the more eyes there are on an object, the slower it moves(6).

 

In conclusion, since my car happens to be an alloy convertible with side stripes (though having no influence on this research) and I’ve yet to see a GT 500 faster than it is, I concur whole heartedly with the conclusions of this very professional and well-grounded research. I am sure there are those who will differ with the conclusions of the aforementioned research, but the only valid refutation is documented presentations to the contrary. You will note that all of my sources are recent, credible and bonifide.

 

For those of you wondering, no government grants were used to fund this research. I took the entire burden upon myself in order to come to an unbiased and fair conclusion. If any of you would like to support additional research of this nature, gift cards from BP, Flying J or the likes can be forwarded to me, personally.

 

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1) “Paint & it’s effects on Speed” Homer Osteen, Osteen’s Body Shop, 2008

2) “Metal Shaping with heat” Bubba Brooks, Brooks Machine Shop, 2008

3) “Paintin’ cars” Leroy’s Paint & Frame, Leroy (no known last name), 2008

4) “Everything I know about cars” Chris, the fuel guy, local airport, 2008

5) Personal Interview—Bobo, the wino who hangs out at the local BP station

6) Personal observation (except for the mansion), 1956--2008

7) Willie Lineman, Electrical Engineer, local power company, 2008

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Jeez, what a waste of reasearch! Everyone knows that Grabber Orange is the fastest color. That's why Ford made so few in that color and then dropped it after two model years. People with other colored Stangs were complaining that they were getting their asses handed to them by GO Stangs, and Ford got tired of the bitching.

 

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Grabber Orange cars look fast just standing still! :happy feet:

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Logic should dictate that darker cars are faster. Dark colors absorb the sun light and converts it into heat, hot air is lighter than cool air thus making the dark car lighter. Lighter colors reflect heat thus should be heavier from the pressure of the light pushing off against the car when it reflects. For every action there is opposite and equal reaction.

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Jeez, what a waste of reasearch! Everyone knows that Grabber Orange is the fastest color. That's why Ford made so few in that color and then dropped it after two model years. People with other colored Stangs were complaining that they were getting their asses handed to them by GO Stangs, and Ford got tired of the bitching.

 

:hysterical:

 

Grabber Orange cars look fast just standing still! :happy feet:

GO does look fast I guess. Hard to say for sure since I've only seen them in my rear view. :hysterical: :hysterical:

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GO does look fast I guess. Hard to say for sure since I've only seen them in my rear view. :hysterical: :hysterical:

You mean after you've been lapped by one that's coming up to pass you a second time, right?

 

I can understand that. :tease:

 

:hysterical2::hysterical2:

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I have been watching this “fastest color” topic for a while now with limited satisfaction. So I commissioned a research project on this topic. After extensive library and web time, entailing many hours of study, field experiments and interviews, not to mention an enormous budget to cover snacks, pizza and other research materials, the conclusions of the study are as follows.

 

Alloy is the fastest color. Here is just a sampling of the exhaustive research that confirms this conclusion: Alloy, by engineering definition, is a blend of metal or non-metallic substances to achieve a stronger or lighter material(7). Following this logic, alloy paint, by nature, is lighter and stronger than any other color—lighter naturally equates to faster. White, gray and vapor can’t possibly be as fast as alloy because light colors reflect more light, therefore increase the dynamic resonance of the panels which disrupts the airflow and results in a slower vehicle(1). On the other hand, black and blue cars absorb more light and the panels get hotter. The molecular structure of the metal expands with the heat, creating more space and allowing free radical molecules to attach themselves to the gaps in the structure, thereby increasing the weight of the panels as well as making them expand slightly(2). Again, this disrupts the airflow and slows the car. Finally, red and orange cars, by nature are more vibrant in color. Both these colors, because of the chemical and atomic make-up of the paint that literally makes the paint “vibrate”, require the paint to be applied thicker, which increases the weight of the car, resulting in a slower car(3).

 

In addition, cars with stripes on the hood, top and rear are slower than cars with side stripes only. Microscopic deformities along the edges of the stripes act as vortex generators and not only slow the car down, but can induce lift and make the car unstable at high speeds. The flares of the front wheel wells keep the air flow to a minimum on the side stripes so that they do not impact the speed of the car(4). I also discovered that convertibles are inherently faster than coupes. The rigid structure of the coupe’s roof forces the air to flow around and across it, creating resistance. The somewhat flexible roof of the convertible yields to the air flow, reducing resistance and therefore making the car faster(5).

 

Finally, Alloy is proven to be the fastest color because it is a low profile color, not attracting nearly as much attention as the other colors. Extensive research conducted at Malibu Beach, Victoria’s Secret and the Playboy Mansion have proven that the more eyes there are on an object, the slower it moves(6).

 

In conclusion, since my car happens to be an alloy convertible with side stripes (though having no influence on this research) and I’ve yet to see a GT 500 faster than it is, I concur whole heartedly with the conclusions of this very professional and well-grounded research. I am sure there are those who will differ with the conclusions of the aforementioned research, but the only valid refutation is documented presentations to the contrary. You will note that all of my sources are recent, credible and bonifide.

 

For those of you wondering, no government grants were used to fund this research. I took the entire burden upon myself in order to come to an unbiased and fair conclusion. If any of you would like to support additional research of this nature, gift cards from BP, Flying J or the likes can be forwarded to me, personally.

 

Sources:

 

1) “Paint & it’s effects on Speed” Homer Osteen, Osteen’s Body Shop, 2008

2) “Metal Shaping with heat” Bubba Brooks, Brooks Machine Shop, 2008

3) “Paintin’ cars” Leroy’s Paint & Frame, Leroy (no known last name), 2008

4) “Everything I know about cars” Chris, the fuel guy, local airport, 2008

5) Personal Interview—Bobo, the wino who hangs out at the local BP station

6) Personal observation (except for the mansion), 1956--2008

7) Willie Lineman, Electrical Engineer, local power company, 2008

Makes sense to me!

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:redcard: Henry Ford found over a hundred years ago that BLACK is the fastest, and best, color.

 

 

"You can have any color you want, as long as its Black". If black was not the fastest and best color, he would have used it. :stirpot:

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Let me take this where it didnt need to go

 

Light travels at a constant speed in vaccum... 3 x 10^8 m/s... (roughly)

But in media like air, glass, different wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum travel at different speeds.

Refractive Index n is inversely proportional to wavelength of light.

But refractive index = Speed of light in Vaccum/Speed of light in medium

Hence, speed of light in media is directly proportional to wavelength...

Since wavelength increases from Violet to Red,

Red travels the fastest...

Violet travels the slowest...

 

cha-ching

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Jeez, what a waste of reasearch! Everyone knows that Grabber Orange is the fastest color. That's why Ford made so few in that color and then dropped it after two model years. People with other colored Stangs were complaining that they were getting their asses handed to them by GO Stangs, and Ford got tired of the bitching.

 

:hysterical:

 

Grabber Orange cars look fast just standing still! :happy feet:

 

I thaught the reason to SUPER SNAKE the GO GT-500s was so they would not get left behind and

the low production #s was Ford anticipating slow sales on such a HEAVY COLOR??????? :headscratch:

 

 

 

 

 

:hysterical:

 

Your car's awesome Enis.............Happy Holidays............... :happy feet:

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Let me take this where it didnt need to go

 

Light travels at a constant speed in vaccum... 3 x 10^8 m/s... (roughly)

But in media like air, glass, different wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum travel at different speeds.

Refractive Index n is inversely proportional to wavelength of light.

But refractive index = Speed of light in Vaccum/Speed of light in medium

Hence, speed of light in media is directly proportional to wavelength...

Since wavelength increases from Violet to Red,

Red travels the fastest...

Violet travels the slowest...

 

cha-ching

 

:headscratch:

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