By David Thomas on Thu Jun 18 02:41:00 GMT-06:00 2009
At first look, this custom Lexus LS 460 L looks like it just has a corny paint job to tie it to the U.S. Open. Lexus is the official sponsor of this year's event and asked an entrepreneur to design the car based on a gimmicky mailbox with a golf ball skin.
Yes, that means this covering is truly dimpled. The reason golf balls are dimpled is to make them cut through the air more easily. Theoretically, such a design should also make a car more aerodynamic, but because this is an additional covering over a slick design that probably spent months in a wind tunnel, it's unlikely it will help this particular car.
Now, if Lexus started doing this to the sheet metal…
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