I set up my car as a new vehicle in the Garage to track its mileage since I had the lean burn engine installed. In the 4 tanks I have entered so far, its been averaging 78mpg. This is pretty good for an 18 year old non-diesel, non-hybrid doing most of its driving on the highway at normal highway speeds and about 10mpg above its average with the previous engine. So far, I have had it up to 80mph with it remaining in lean burn. I'm still looking for a safe, flat stretch of highway where I can try to find its maximum speed in lean burn.
I'm very interested in aviation and I used a lot of aircraft influences in laying out my car's shape. Aircraft by design need to have extremely low drag, so I used a lot of their designs in shaping my car.
so you have roughly 700k miles on the car? wow that truly is amazing. what all have you replaced on it?
what do you do that makes you drive so much. I guess if I drove that much, I would find some innovative ways to save on gas too.
have you actually taken it to a wind tunnel or have you just put your dimensions into that computer program. I actually saw your car on youtube once (at least a computer program looking at drag) it was an extremely short video if I remember right.
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