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Old 11-27-2007, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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Chevy Cobalt (E85) Bonneville speed record (aero mods)

From: http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm...eak-new-ground
and http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/14/c...-speed-record/



Of note:
  • full grille block
  • lowered ride height
  • smooth wheel covers
  • narrow (4.5 in) wheels
  • full belly pan
  • no side mirrors
  • no windshield wipers
  • extended trunk plane (presumably to reduce lift & drag)
There's another pic from the rear of the car at the first link, with zooms.

If I'm not mistaken, the vertical spoilers on the roof are there to prevent lift in the event the car gets sideways at speed.

156.073 mph. Fuel consumption figures not provided

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