2752.3 MPG concept car built by students

Posted: February 22, 2010 in News

So you thought the 235 MPG One-Liter concept car from VW was good. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2008/07/laugh-at-high-g/

Well take a  look at this.

Students from California Polytechnic State University have made an impressive 3752.3 MPG concept car. The car has been in production since 2005 and runs off a Honda 50cc 4-stroke engine. It originally had a range of 861 MPG but has increased with design tweaks to improve drag and efficiency. A vehicle like this with it’s slinky shape may not seem appealing now but just remember back to the first versions of the Toyota Micra or the Ford Fiesta and now look at their newer versions. As time persists, cars are becoming more slimlined with less sharp edges and corners. The future may look very much like us all driving down the M50 in what looks like a vehicle more suited for an event in the winter olympics.

Shoot over to the inhabitat for lots of nice pictures:

http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/19/students-build-black-widow-supercar-that-gets-2752-3-mpg/

Here is a link to the project page for the vehicle:

http://cpsmv.blogspot.com/

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