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saw a Land Rover Evoque, White, with TWO black " shark fin " appendices on the roof.  Thought to myself, wouldn't he/ she have painted this stick on go faster item white before fitting it?      Second thought was, does he/ she have a neighbour with ONE shark fin on their Evoque and this is a bit of one- up man ship ( or woman ship).  

Blooody hell, a couple of days later there's a red Evoque with a double black shark fin, must be standard from the factory?? . 

Next years upgrade will be car body coloured double fins, the year after triple shark fins?

get a life.    Buy an old ( or not so old) Subaru with a real iconic rear spoiler! Ha ha    Jealous of anyone with the cheesecutter rear spoiler I must admit.

But allegedely it did have a purpose, more downforce when your car ( or maybe Mr Sohlbergs) was cornering at a skewed angle on gravel.

the glossy car mags probably treat the double shark fin on the roof as a worthwhile selling/ buying issue.  More downforce going to the hairdressers?

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I have always wondered why manufacturers create great big fake air vents on the front bumpers, even Subaru have done it with the latest WRX STI why not just make it a hole?

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Yes, holes might be better.  The plastic grille is not environmentally friendly, some would claim, ( or insect friendly either, check out an old seasonal photo) 

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Nice retort Floz,

ah,  your 7 roof fins create what some commentators on " F1 " call it as positive airflow,  the 2 on the 2 evoques just create more drag behind the brick shape with a bonnet ( which JC before his prime, I remember, once named the original volvo's) And the evoques' were attached to a great big black baseplate stuck on the roof, you could see from miles away!!

Just watch, 5 years time the evoques will have 7 fins like yours through annual " upgrades" and you will be not so iconic any more, 😭

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The side grilles on the 2018 WRX STI front bumper  do have holes in them

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But are arranged to force the air up and over the wheel well liner - ideal for a cold air feed as the airbox sits directly above this area

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Earlier models had the foglights/DRL's and indicators in this area and the mounting brackets are still part of the bumper.

Below with the cover off,. gives a view of the inside of the wheel well liner.

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View from wheel arch side - it would be possible to insert brake cooling duct through the liner

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