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Old 04-13-2011, 07:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Illuminati Motor Works "Seven" gets 207.5MPGe.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's only around $12,000 in batteries (99 lithium 100amp*hr thunderskys). You could go really ultra cheap on the rest of the stuff (brushed DC motor and controller for example) with that body and still get a similar ballpark figure for the range I think. over 200 miles range with such a relatively small total energy in the batteries is really impressive!
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's only around $12,000 in batteries!
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Hey, Paul... How goes it? LOL.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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haha, ok, sure it's $12,000 more than my current bank balance, but the rest of it could be under $1500 assuming the car was free. So if you could aeromod a car to get a ballpark cod, you could have a 150 mile to 200 mile range car for under $14,000.
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Sorry but you're being totally unrealistic...

even if a car was free...none are even close to that Cd and would cost thousands to modify (read, full frame teardown, welding, fibeglassing, u name it)

just calculate the man hours....

I say no less than 25K from start to finish.

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haha, ok, sure it's $12,000 more than my current bank balance, but the rest of it could be under $1500 assuming the car was free. So if you could aeromod a car to get a ballpark cod, you could have a 150 mile to 200 mile range car for under $14,000.
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Otmar the guy that made the Zilla modified his car without any horrible undertakings to get at or below 200w*hr/mi of force at 55mph. He just started with some sort of a honda hatchback I think. It wouldn't have to be so perfect. Maybe shoot for 150 miles instead of 200. There is definitely a point of diminishing returns. $100,000 for 160 w*hr/mi, or $14,000 for... oh 213w*hr/mi (150 mile range)
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An article on the Illuminati Motor Works 'Seven":

ECT.coop 207 mpg? This Car Goes the Distance

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Here's a very interesting and informative video about the Illuminati 'Seven':

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[QUOTE=NeilBlanchard;238816]Here's a very interesting and informative video about the Illuminati 'Seven':
Or, what not to do when half-asleep. The hot-bending of steel for fender framing sounds hilarious, but the advice on aero is bunk.
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I was wondering where they came up with there ideal ratios... Hydraulic shocks sound cool.

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