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Old 03-18-2009, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Diesel Power Magazine Fuel Economy Shootout

Ok, so last year we had this competition, and got some good feedback. So we're doing it again. The rules are simple, we're going to take a drive (probably along the california coast, or to Las Vegas) from Los Angeles, and see what kind of fuel economy we can get out of diesel-powered vehicles. There will be a class for 3/4 and 1-ton diesel trucks, and also for other cars like TDI VW's. Anyone that has a diesel hybrid, motorcycle, or whatever is encouraged to enter. We're expecting mostly TDIs, although it would be nice to see some crazy diesel 3 wheelers or something out there. If you're interested, and you can be in the Los Angeles area on some weekend in April or May, let me know on this thread!! Diesel ecomodders here is your chance!

I'll let you know the date as soon as it is confirmed.

Here's last year's article on the challenge, only trucks showed up, but we're expecting some cars this year......

Diesel Fuel Economy Comparison - Diesel Power Magazine

1989 Dodge Diesel 972rwhp, 27mpg.
1971 Nova tubbed, solid cam 355 w/nitrous, 8mpg (sorry).
1960 Nash DIY Hybrid Project
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