Re: My knife defeats this idea *link thread*
It really does, though. It's very revolutionary. In addition of having a car that suits many different desires visually, you have an added perspective that perhaps only I and maybe a couple more members are seeing.
First of all, it's light. So you save gas, go faster, turn faster, brake faster, etc. Pretty obvious.
But think about it more in the motorsports realm, let's dive in a little deeper.
If this was used in motorsports, which most of the technology flows the other way... race cars -> passenger cars, you have a unique situation. It's been done before in a very limited fashion, but look how this opens up many many more possibilities. You can change you whole aerodynamic profile in seconds. It can be done in preparation, say wider wheel arches for wider wheels on a complex track, or more spoiler and front splitter for greater downforce, vents in the hood if it's getting a little hot, the list goes on and on. All at the press of a button. Would make for some rather interesting races.