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Old 12-27-2007, 11:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
trebuchet03
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What's the methodology for the X-prize testing? Is it just - throw it on a dyno, then multiply by a scalar correction factor? (which I believe is how the EPA does it - or maybe did it)...

If that's the case - focus only on mechanical, not aero. Yes, I know aero is just as important - but that's not how one wins a competition as this And you know, if the above scenario is the case - the big players will do just this (and might have a cool looking exterior)...
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