Set to sell for less than half the price of the least expensive car in America, the 3-wheeled Elio is aiming to shake up the automotive industry. It isn’t electric but uses a small gasoline-powered system. However, due it’s small, light, and aerodynamic design, it’s economical prowess is vast. The Elio features a 1+1, 2-seat design. It utilizes a 70-hp, 1-liter, 3-cylinder front-mounted engine.
Now, compared to engine sizes you’re used to hearing, even in sub compact cars, that still sounds like a pretty small engine perhaps more suited to a lawn mower, or at least a lawn tractor. Once again, due to its physical features it can hit speeds of up to 100 mph, and it can accelerate to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds. And the fuel economy is jaw-dropping. Up to 84 mpg on the highway and up to 49 mpg in the city. With a full tank of gas (only 8 gallons), the Elio can travel up to 672 miles. That’s a road trip from New York to Detroit with no stopping for gas. Here are some other features: Disc brakes with ABS 15-inch wheels 5-speed automatic transmission Heater Defroster Power windows Power door locks 3 airbags Independent suspension 160.5 inches long 110 inch wheelbase Trunk space: 27 x 14 x 10 inches What about big guys? Can they even fit in the Elio? The manufacturer claims it can fit 95 percent of men. They even tested it with 6′ 8″, 325-pound drivers and passengers. The car is scheduled to roll out soon at just $6,800.
Last week we talked about the making of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, one of the world’s spectacular super luxury automobiles. So, why not one more? We can dream, can’t we? 🙂 Today we’re going to look at the Bugatti Veyron. With its 16-cylinder four-wheel drive, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 may well be the most sophisticated production vehicle of all times. Here’s the story of this exotic super car and how it’s made…
We all know that Chevrolet is one of the oldest American automotive manufacturers in Allentown and Bethlehem, right behind Ford. However, what you may not know is that Chevrolet wasn’t really the big player in the game back when it first started operations. In fact, it was a fledgling company that desperately needed to step up in order to compete with other manufacturers. Enter the Suburban, which can be credited as being the game changer that turned Chevrolet’s fortunes.