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Old 04-07-2017, 08:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
Ecky
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Originally Posted by Shortie771 View Post
^^ (Ecky) I like your thinking. That's pretty much the design I was talking about, but 2 seater tandem instead​ of 3 seats so I could taper the boat tail more. Also I like the hybrid idea. I'd probably go with the smallest engine I coul get away with though to maintain highway speeds (and charge) and use the electric motors to accelerate to speed and cruise around town.
The Atkinson cycle reduces torque a lot, and the 1.0 in the Insight already is barely adequate to cruise on the highway, so if you were going to go Atkinson you'd need to add a bit of displacement.

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