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Old 02-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The closer to production version now has a roof as well.
You had me excited for a second there, wondering if this thing had almost taken off. But no, that's the earlier concept version, 2003's UFE-II.

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:13 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Here's a new one (to me anyway):

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Old 07-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Simply ineffable.
(I was going to say, holy sh!t!)

That is cool beyond words...

Where do you park it?
In a defunct bowling alley?
An unused dirigible hanger?
The Hudson Tunnel?
An abandoned ropewalk?

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Hmmm, how did they plan on suspending and steering those front wheels? I like the center driver's position...
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At first glance, I'd say the front suspension is a reversed trailing arm. I'm sure each hub has independent steering via a central rack, as well.
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Hmmm, how did they plan on suspending and steering those front wheels? I like the center driver's position...
The original design never got beyond the original sketch and scale model ( which the designer had to fight Tucker to get paid for ).
If you've seen the movie,you'll recollect the scene in which Alex Tremulis tells Preston that he's deleted the turning fenders on the Tucker car,as a racer ( apologise for forgetting his name ) was killed during speed trials driving a car with such a setup,and he killed the idea due to safety concerns.Tucker threatens Tremulis with a pay raise.
I've GOOGLED images of the wreck,it was really bad.
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Hey! The Ford Prodigy had a Cd of 0.199! Cool -- it looks pretty ordinary (except for the side video mirrors):






The grill is apparently active, too.

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This thread on GasSavers.org has a couple of new ones on me:

Super high MPG cars we may never see - GasSavers.org - Helping You Save at the Pump Hypermiling and Fuel Efficiency Forum

Like the Toyota ES3:



Toyota ES3 concept
Fuel Economy: 87 mpg
Top Speed: ---
0-62 mph: 10
Horsepower: 67
Drag Coefficient: 0.23
Curb Weight: 1543 lbs
Seating Capacity: 4 adults
Classification: Compact




And the Jetcar 2.5


Fuel Economy: 90 mpg
Top Speed: 100 mph
0-60 mph: ---
Horsepower: 40
Drag Coefficient: ---
Curb Weight: 1,455 lbs
Seating Capacity: 2 adults
Classification: Sub-Compact
Powertrain: 600cc L3 gasoline engine
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GM Ultralight Cd 0.19
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Pretty cool! The front & rear bumpers remind me of handles on the sides of a cooler... Just pick it up and put it out of the way on a shelf...


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