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GM: Sticking Rudolf's nose on your car hurts fuel economy

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GMC Terrain AntlersRudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer may be perfectly suited to guiding sleighs in inclement weather, but if you played Santa: The Home Game this year, the chances are the little guy took some of the edge off of your fuel economy. That’s according to GM, which tested a GMC Terrain in a wind tunnel to gauge the effects of antlers and a reindeer...

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Okay, stupid question time. Why the heck did GM have to go to all the way to Georgia to test the effects of Christmas decorations on automotive aerodynamics when they have their own, perfectly good wind tunnel on the grounds of the GM Technical Center in Warren Michigan? They didn't want the bows, antlers, noses, or Christmas trees to get lodged in their own propeller blades should something go awry?

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They must have wanted a business paid trip to Georgia during Winter. Don't blame them :lol: 

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You have a point. Good excuse for a boondoggle to a bowl game or something.

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