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Old 12-14-2023, 08:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
I recall years back seeing a video where a Prius was driven at 10/10 around a track, and a some expensive sports car (V8 Ferrari?) was driven right behind it. The Ferrari got better fuel economy.

Reason being, the 4 cylinder Prius engine was running way outside its efficient range, whereas the Ferrari's was just about dead center in its, driving at what was probably closer to 4/10 for that vehicle.
No wonder some Brazilian econobox with a 1.0L engine due to lower taxation, while having a slightly better fuel economy in city traffic, won't be so much better than the same model with a 1.6L engine instead.
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