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The Amazing Edmond Rumpler Designed Tropfenwagen

1921 Rumpler Tropfenwagen at the German Museum of Urban Transport Edmond Rumpler, a brilliant Austrian aircraft designer, introduced his unprecedented Tropfenwagen at the 1921 Berlin Auto Show. The teardrop-shaped body (tropfen translates to drop), with its curved glass greenhouse, produced a very low drag coefficient of only .28, which is on par with the aerodynamic cars of today. In…

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