by Volker Weber


This could be the most fuel efficient car ever. If they manage to actually build it.

[via metafilter]


Seems like someone finally started paying attention to good old Luigi Colani who's been criticizing contemporary car design for its utterly ignorance of aerodynamics for decades.

Martin Switaiski, 2006-02-26

Colani hat eine ziemlich große Klappe (was mir für 10 Minuten auch ganz gut gefällt). Aber was Aerodynamik angeht, arbeitet er "nach Gefühl". Im Windkanal hält das nicht lange stand.

Volker Weber, 2006-02-26

I'm hoping also that by 2009 they manage to find a place to put some doors, so that people can achieve access to and egress from the car. Funny how such considerations seem to come quite late in the day in many car prototypes... they can spoil the elegance of line!

Nick Daisley, 2006-02-26

Doors? Bah. You open the car like a bonnet. :-)

Volker Weber, 2006-02-26

Interessantes Impressum. Einfach, raffiniert, spaßig - wie der Wagen etwa?

Impressum (Screenshot von heute)

Es gibt noch einige Seiten, die noch komplett leer sind (Firefox und IE). Läuft das noch unter Site-Prototyping?

Frank Hamm, 2006-02-26

Low fuel consumption might be great but the high quality parts you need to build a car like that makes it a really expensive toy to maintain.

A good example is Volkswagen's Lupo where in the low-fuel consumption version the motor oil needed costs about four times more than normal motor oil. And it just goes on and on like that...

Ralph Unden, 2006-02-26

I have ranted a bit on this on my weblog. Pounding on the numbers I find the concept just a tad...optimistic. We shall see...

Frank L. Quednau, 2006-02-26

This is the future of car travel... forget hybrid and electric cars. High efficiency, lightweight diesel engine running on bio-fuel is the way to go. Fuelling with bio-diesel oil will produce a lower carbon footprint than electrically powered cars, which have to use fossil-fuel produced electricity. The numbers DO add up, those that say it don't (usually those in the USA) have flawed calculations as they cannot grasp the concept of low-weight fuel efficient diesel power as they spend too much time in massive bloated petroleum guzzling V8 powered SUV's and minivans. Remember, in Europe, we have been used to driving low horse power engined cars. 20BHP is plenty to do what the makers say. Also, don't forget that the 0 - 60mph time of the 1300cc Ford Capri mk1 of 1969 was more than 20 seconds!!!! So the accelleration time of the Loremo isn't that bad

Tim crowson, 2006-07-05

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