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Old 06-13-2018, 04:06 PM   #1891 (permalink)
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That would be redundant and would raise the basic price! The Elio is not a side by side, it seats two people, Driver up front with one passenger compartment right in back of driver and inline with front seat. Access for passenger is like any two door coupe with back of drivers seat tilted forward to allow room for passenger to get in back! This makes the cabin at least twice as narrow as most comparable econo-boxes & I prefer it that way!
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That's answering a 5 year old post there...

In retrospect, Elio did not make the cabin 50% narrower than an ordinary car.
They went the full 100% narrower; and not just the cabin, but all the other parts have 0% of the size of contemporary cars.
You can't even see it anymore. You have to imagine it's there.

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Old 09-27-2018, 12:18 PM   #1892 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:51 PM   #1893 (permalink)
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Ha! So after spending all that time & money developing their own engine for a low volume niche vehicle, they suddenly realized what a bad idea that was?

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"Purchasing an OEM's existing powertrain has an enormous impact on the project, it helps both expedite the timeline, and it directly reduces our capital requirement by about $120 million dollars", said Elio Motors CEO, Paul Elio.
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I came back to point out exactly that.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:59 PM   #1895 (permalink)
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I still wear my Elio tee shirts every chance I get (since they cost me roughly 50 bucks apiece due to my 100 buck deposit) but I get the feeling that they're as close to an Elio as I'll ever get.

On a positive note they're really high quality tee shirts!
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:32 PM   #1896 (permalink)
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I still wear my Elio tee shirts

Oooh!

Did you get an early prototype/validation t-shirt that they developed, wove & sewed themselves, or the later version after they realized it made more sense to buy them from a t-shirt supplier?
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:41 PM   #1897 (permalink)
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Pretty sure they're the original proprietary hand-woven prototypes
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:51 PM   #1898 (permalink)
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They also mentioned the new powertrain will have a "100%" increase in power over the old one.

That means 110hp, and assuming it's naturally aspirated for cheapness, then that would be around a 1.3-1.5L I4?

Of course, it could also mean the 1L Ford Ecoboost, but the turbo stuff would drive up the price a chunk...
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They could also be working with a motorcycle or UTV manufacturer. The Elio is legally a motorcycle not a car.
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