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Old 10-02-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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Toyota Volta Concept

I didn't see it in a search - but likely old news anyway.

http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/future/volta.html

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Looks like a hybrid Diablo!
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:48 AM   #3
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...delivers 435 miles on a 13.7-gallon tank...
Translation:

"We're too embarrassed to come straight out and admit we can't even manage 32MPG with a state-of-the-art hybrid."

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P.S. On the off chance they're talking Imperial gallons it works out to a bit over 38MPG.
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either way

Good catch, Rick

Either way it stinks...

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You guys realize it has like 400 horsepower right? So 32mpg is a bit better than 10mpg.
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Good catch, Rick

Either way it stinks...
Hahaha... well, I was sort of joking.... the thing does zero to sixty in four seconds!

But from most of our POVs it's the MPG figure that matters more than off-the-line performance. Unless you're into really aggressive P&G!

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Hahaha... well, I was sort of joking.... the thing does zero to sixty in four seconds!

But from most of our POVs it's the MPG figure that matters more than off-the-line performance. Unless you're into really aggressive P&G!

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LOL -- I'm told that you can get low 30's/highway in a late-model Corvette. I guess it depends on the intent of the buyer...rubber burning performance by night combined with hypermiling by day

Honestly, for our small group, I'm sure it's one or the other...

I suppose it is a cool car

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I suppose it is a cool car

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It gets people excited about the technology Which, from a long term perspective, is important for people like us - that don't burn rubber by night
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I agree, anything that gets folks excited about this stuff, or proves that performance and economy can coexist (where have I heard that before? ) is good.

Hey RH77, now that zero-to-sixty-in-four-seconds and 400-horsepower have been highlighted and I disclaimed my less-than-32MPG comment as "mostly joking," I'll take a moment to point in the opposite direction.

Here is an article from 2006 about a hybrid that gets 50MPG.

And does zero to sixty in four seconds.

And has 350 combined horsepower.

And was built mostly thanks to high school students.

I'm looking forward to Toyota catching up.

Rick

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prolly not up to the same emission standards of the Toyota.
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