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Old 02-15-2009, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Remember he's talking about how much additional HP is required to overcome drag - not average fuel economy.

Less time burning fuel applies but, drag is only one factor. Parasitic losses in the engine, drive train and suspension go up as well - just not as fast as drag losses. So 2x speed (in same gear) means MORE than 4x fuel consumed.
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