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Old 08-19-2010, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is an intriguing idea for a kit car. Modern mechanicals also means computer controlled everything. But it looks like they plan to keep the VW dashboard intact and just replace the bodywork. Brilliant!

mcrews, if you get a chance to drive a TDI, do it. It makes a 4 cylinder gasser feel like a dog. It is especially fun to drive at highway speeds. Don't downshift, just step on the go pedal and the car takes off. Turbodiesels respond very well to performance mods too. They are sturdily built so they hold up well even when modified. With a lightweight body you could build a very powerful sports car that still gets 50 mpg or better on the highway.
60 mpg hwy highest, 50+mpg lifetime
TDi=fast frugal fun

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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