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Old 06-13-2015, 07:40 PM   #1031 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:47 PM   #1032 (permalink)
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Good to see the aerodynamic refinements. I wonder if they were able to improve the rear seat headroom? I am 6'-4" and I fit into the P4, but my head was touching the roof. Oodles of room in the front seat, though.
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That is a lot of prototypes.
Is it? I wonder, how many prototypes does any other manufacturer make when introducing a new model? Usually they are grabbing quite a bit from parts bins on lines they already produce as well, for Elio every component is new.
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2008 to 2015 = 7 years to reach P5 = 1.4 years per P
At that rate the last (currently scheduled) prototype P30 will come out ~35 years from now.
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Old 06-14-2015, 07:32 AM   #1035 (permalink)
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Good to see the aerodynamic refinements.
- raised the hood to conceal the parked windshield wiper
- lengthened and rounded the nose (looks like they're lowering the stagnation point if I had to guess)

Anything else?
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- raised the hood to conceal the parked windshield wiper
Well AMC did rate it as a key feature of the Pacer.



Maybe they could have gone all DTM and left it vertical ?

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Well... Don't keep us hanging. Hydrophobic windshield?

Is that a Roman numeral one, or a self-referential Freudianism.

Edit: I'd have sworn there was another post after Arragonis. Oh, well.

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So, the $2,000 Chinese trikes are street legal in the US?
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So, the $2,000 Chinese trikes are street legal in the US?
I think so. That Zap line was Chinese built, and that 3-wheel scooter I've had almost 5 years is street legal [] - so is that "Chairiot" (4-wheel wheelchair car) being sold in SoCA now.

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Have any of you seen this? I am actually trying to fix my car so this is an interesting distraction. Back to work!

Scotty Kilmer advertises the Elio:


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