That's right folks, it's a early '90s model Honda CRX that now resembles an airplane more than a car. Ecomodder Mike Turner has turned this car into one of the most efficient cars that has ever touched American asphalt, and, as of his most recent posting in the Ecomodder forums, he's squeezed 95 miles out of a gallon of gas in the thing.
So the question is...how did he do it?
- The aerodynamic shell, while making it extremely difficult to remove the tires, has reduced the drag coefficient from 0.34 to 0.17.
- The Honda Civic CRX has always been an extremely efficient car, getting upwards of 50 mpg because of aerodynamics, small size, and low weight.
- Mike is also a hypermiler, meaning that he does whatever he can to increase mileage. Including drafting, not slowing for turns, cutting off the engine while driving, and using techniques like "feathered acceleration" which, to the rest of us, sound somewhat insane.
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