The mileage sounds awesome, but the price is way too good to be true. Maybe they meant $6000. The diesel engine and tires would be worth over $600 without anything else. There would definitely be no carbon fiber for that price.
I have seen this before as a concept but never with any pricing. I guess to some extent it may be fesable for it to be $600 there as exchange rates and cost of living can greatly affect the conversion.
I think if it comes to the US it will be many times that as the freight charges alone would be more than the $600 and I am sure there would be tariffs and the engine would have to be redone because it probably isn't clean enough. VW does an excellent job of making clean diesels but I am sure that one wouldn't quite cut it for the US regulations.
at the same time, it would be great to have a car like that. I would have one in my driveway (along with something that seats at least 4)
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Reminds me of the Freeway my grandfather had back in 1980 This street legal car (registered as a motorcycle) went 60 miles per hour got 100 miles per gallon.
In regards to the pump cutoff and testing MPG, he put a graduated cylinder plumbed into the fuel system with a T-valve and could put in a measured amount of fuel say 10oz and see how far he could go until the vehicle would die from fuel starvation. This is the most accurate testing methodology I have seen.
The Freeway was Manufactured in Minnesota by High Mileage Vehicles Corp, less than 1,000 Freeways and Freeway IIs were built between 1979-1982. Kohler 11 horsepower, 1 cylinder engine.
Carmel Valley CA.
2002 Mercedes G500 (likely the worst MGP vehicle in the group)