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Old 12-10-2014, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sling Shot Aero....Or Lack Thereof

I saw this thing on an Autoblog Article and thought....

The guys at Polaris have NEVER visited ecomodder....E V E R!

Um...Er....Aerodynamics?, yer doing it wrong.



So I guess we could discuss what could have been if this were to have been wrapped in a true aerodynamic body, and had an engine and drive-train set up for economy. The current engine actually may not be too bad.

Anyway, take a look, thought this might spark some conversation anyway.

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Old 12-10-2014, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Economy was about... oh... dead last on their list of concerns.
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1) Make it look like it came off a Marvel Comics set.
2) Create stable platform.
3) Make it pretty reliable.
4) Make it cost effective to build.
5) Be comfortable.
6) Make it look like it came off a Marvel Comics set.
7) Make it pretty fast.
8) Make it street legal. (almost everywhere)
9) Make it look like it came off a Marvel Comics set.
10) Make it get 60 MPG.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is hideous.....
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1) make it look like it came off a marvel comics set.
2) create stable platform.
3) make it pretty reliable.
4) make it cost effective to build.
5) be comfortable.
6) make it look like it came off a marvel comics set.
7) make it pretty fast.
8) make it street legal. (almost everywhere)
9) make it look like it came off a marvel comics set.


10000) make it get 60 mpg.
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In the future,as a used vehicle,someone with the inclination could score one,and ditch all the existing bodywork,then create something which would sing in a wind tunnel.
It's already street legal,so it would be hard not to get it registered after the mods.
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Quite true. However, you still have to get past the fact that it sports a 2.4L engine, haha.
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2.4-liter

How about a 75% cylinder deactivation!
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I was curious about the 2.4 L GM engine, could it get good economy in other vehicles? I saw it had variable valve timing which if done well essentially makes for a variable displacement engine.

Then I looked up the GM's with it and see it does pretty awful. The closest car would be the Solstice which gets 19/21/25 MPG......the best is in a Pontiac G6 getting 22/26/33. Ugh.

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