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Students Build 2752 MPG Hypermiling Vehicle

February 20th, 2010 02:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

MikeChino sends along this awe-inspiring excerpt: “Think claims of electric vehicles that get over 200 MPG are impressive? Try this on for size: a group of mechanical engineering students at Cal Poly have developed a vehicle that can get up to 2752.3 MPG — and it doesn’t even use batteries. The Cal Poly Supermileage Team’s wondercar, dubbed the Black Widow, has been under construction since 2005. The 96 pound car has three wheels, a drag coefficient of 0.12, a top speed of 30 MPH, and a modified 3 horsepower Honda 50cc four-stroke engine. It originally clocked in at 861 MPH and has been continuously tweaked to achieve the mileage we see today.” It’s not quite as street-worthy, though, as Volkswagen’s 235 MPG One-Liter concept.

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