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Students Build Black Widow Supercar that Gets 2752.3 MPG


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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.

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

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.

NOT practical as an automobile, but concepts such as these may help determine efficiencies or economies that CAN be applied to real cars.

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Goal: To achieve the best gas mileage possible using a gas powered, 3 wheeled, fully faired vehicle.

Cal Poly website: http://cpsmv.blogspot.com/

Cal Poly newsletter about the vehicle: http://ceng.calpoly.edu/articles/cal-polys-supermileage-vehicle-clocks-2358-miles-g/

There is a small error on there because I made earlier on the blog that they copied. Obviously, we won 3rd place in the Advanced Technology Award not the Advantage Technology Award.

Bruce

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