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trebuchet03 10-02-2007 07:52 PM

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

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

http://www.toyota.com/images/vehicle...lta/photo1.jpg

Fourthbean 10-02-2007 08:01 PM

Looks like a hybrid Diablo!

Rick Rae 10-03-2007 04:48 AM

Quote:

...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." :thumbdown::p

Rick

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

rh77 10-03-2007 03:54 PM

either way
 
Good catch, Rick

Either way it stinks...

-RH77

1993CivicVX 10-03-2007 03:58 PM

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

Rick Rae 10-03-2007 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rh77 (Post 75045)
Good catch, Rick

Either way it stinks...

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

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! :p

Rick

rh77 10-03-2007 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick Rae (Post 75059)
Hahaha... well, I was sort of joking.... the thing does zero to sixty in four seconds! :D

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! :p

Rick

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 :confused:

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

I suppose it is a cool car :rolleyes:

RH77

trebuchet03 10-03-2007 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rh77 (Post 75060)

I suppose it is a cool car :rolleyes:

RH77

It gets people excited about the technology :thumbup: Which, from a long term perspective, is important for people like us - that don't burn rubber by night :p

Rick Rae 10-05-2007 08:18 AM

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. :D

I'm looking forward to Toyota catching up. ;)

Rick

P.S. Project background info

1993CivicVX 10-05-2007 12:24 PM

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


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