If you have a big truck instead of a little car such as my dads Honda crx, the shape of it creates wind resistance so your engine has to work harder to fight the wing. Basically you get less gas milage not that trucks get good gas milage anyways.
Asked in Physics
How does the shape of a car affect its speed?
Well aerodynamics are one thing because if you have a car shape like the Nissan Cube it will not go as fast because of it boxy shape but if you have a car shape like like the Lamborghini Gallardo air flow will be easier to go around the car making the go faster but if you do have a car shape like the Gallardo there will be a lot of down force because it is a super car so, yep. ...
Asked in Pokemon Diamond Pearl and Platinum
Is the speed of a car on a ramp affected by the degree of the slant of the ramp?
Yes. The degree and slant of the ramp does affect the speed of the car
How does the size of the driver affect the speed of the car?
the fatter you are, the less speed your car will max out at, but, the more weight, the more momentum ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Physics
Does the height of a car affect a car's speed?
The cross sectional area of a car is dependent on its height. As the area changes the drag on the car, it is likely that increasing the height of a car will also reduce its top speed. There are many other factors that affect a car's maximum speed so a change in height may not always result in a change in top speed. ...