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Scuba_Dave 04-23-2010 07:33 PM

So WHY is this car not made NOW ?? 100 mpg, 135mph
 
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a 1992 low emission vehicle concept car intended to demonstrate the benefits of advanced materials and low fuel consumption. The carbon fiber shell was fabricated by Scaled Composites and it weighed only 420 pounds. The total weight of the car was 1,400 pounds.

The car had gullwing doors and no B-pillar.
Its 3 cylinder 1.5 L 2-stroke engine could produce 111 hp, which made a speed of 135 mph possible. The car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds. The goal was to make a four passenger show car capable of 100 miles per US gallon. It was rated at 88 miles per US gallon by the EPA, but could achieve 100 miles per US gallon at a cruising speed of 50 mph
and what movie(s) was it in ?


http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/ImgGall.../1420_3166.jpg

3 legged dog 04-23-2010 07:51 PM

What was the cost?

gmhammes 04-23-2010 08:02 PM

haha... Demolition Man?

Scuba_Dave 04-23-2010 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 3 legged dog (Post 432724)
What was the cost?

Like many concept cars it never made it into production
The carbon fiber shell was $13k alone

Yup demoltion man
http://societyofdave.com/uploaded_images/gm-794950.jpg

Snav 04-23-2010 09:42 PM

LOL - takes me back to Tron.

CoconutPete 04-27-2010 02:59 PM

I have the airbag from one of those installed in my Volvo Wagon!


Be well Scuba_Dave!

cellophane 04-27-2010 03:16 PM

Who Killed the Electric Car?


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