The 1969 Dodge Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird were designed to win Winston Cup Races. Nascar rules dictated the cars had to go into production; 501 Dodge Daytonas and 1,935 Superbirds were built and available through dealerships.
Horsepower could only accomplish so much on the track and designers started to take notice of aerodynamics. Co-efficient of drag became the most important development. The lower the drag the faster the racecar. The Daytona and Superbird were both built with a pointed nose and slope back cutting through the air with a co-efficient of drag down to 0.28 to 0.29. In 1969 and 1970 the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird dominated Nascar racing.
This new painting "cd 0.29" celebrates an incredible period in Chrysler Corporation history. The painting has been reproduced as a print edition of only 500 plus 50 artist proofs. The prints and artist proofs are hand signed and numbered by the artist. The image size is 10" x 34" and is printed on high quality acid free stock trimmed to 15" x 36".
Artist: Dave Snyder