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Today Popsci features an article exploring the hope and reality of the "car of tomorrow." Steve Fambro's 3-wheeled, aerodynamic Aptera concept aims to reach a 300mpg fuel efficiency while staying under a 20K retail price point.
Fambro's car's perfect wing like shape should make it great fun on the highway. My old 914 had a similar shape (flat bottom, curved top), it was not very stable beyond 55mph. Also...what is with the high ground clearance? That reduces stability, reduces handling and increases drag. Beautiful.
Finnaly a concept vehicle that utilizes lessons learned from high efficiency designs from the Shell Eco Marathon and solar car designs. A low drag reasonable payload to weight ratio that demonstrates what fuel efficiency is feasible. The barriers to entry should begin erection on every plane.
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