[permaculture] skeptical but curious - 376.59 mpg
paul at richsoil.com
Mon Feb 25 16:48:40 EST 2008
It sounds like that sort of contest has gone on since the 70's and
some vehicles have managed to get better than 1000mpg:
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 1:24 PM, David Glober <david.glober at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "how does 376.59 miles per gallon sound? Makes your Honda Civic hybrid look Hummeresque, doesn't it?
> "That number doesn't come from some manta ray-shaped, wind tunnel-vetted carbon fiber space car. No, it's from a chop-top, steel-frame 1959 Opel T-1 (think melting jelly bean, but uglier). And the record was set in 1973 in a contest sponsored by Shell Oil Co."
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