Space Age efficiency is SEXY !
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Subject: Space Age efficiency is SEXY !
Date: 4/19/2002 6:03:25 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: NO RICE! posted by
Plato said that economic caution (mistranslated as miserliness) was a minor virtue - an' dang it he wuz right !
I hate a car that spends my money for me, fuel efficiency is the biz. 235 miles/gallon cor! This machine in any case is never going to arrive like that, it will be compromised but this was a display of what is possible.
It will IMHO become a 4 seater and will be raised up for family / town use where aerodynamics are less important as speeds are lower. Safety issues will increase its weight and thus engine size but I think we will see a 2 or 4 cylinder version with about 800 cc capacity providing major fuel efficiency and possibly with hybrid electric drive tech before long and I think it will be a bit pricey at first because that magnesium and titanium aint cheap, but it could be sold on the basis that it saves you fuel in the long term, I think that 100 miles/ gallon is not at all unrealistic and that could be increased with a (shaped) solar panel and the alternator power booster device they are using.
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