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Old 07-05-2012, 03:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If you could fill any car with Prius guts, which would you choose? :)

It seems like vehicle size and weight have almost kept up with the advances in automotive technology; what could an old Civic HX, for example, achieve with modern hybrid components?

Just curious!

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd do an MR2. Just for the hell of it. The Prius powerplant should be enough to get a first-gen non-turbo down to around the 7-8 seconds to 60 mph range...

Would also fit nicely in a second-gen. Sexy body, great handling, Prius economy...
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It seems like vehicle size and weight have almost kept up with the advances in automotive technology; what could an old Civic HX, for example, achieve with modern hybrid components?
Guess what one of the 1930s Stromlinien cars like the Schlörwagen would do !
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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With wheel fairings, and maybe not quite as low.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm boring I would put it in a Prius.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Nothing lol I'd rather make the prius all electric, with the Fusion or Sonata electronics, the Fusion body, a diesel power plant for recharge, rear wheel drive, and modify aero a bit.

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