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High Performance, 92 Mpg High Mileage 3 Wheel Sport Car

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FuelVapor Technologies has developed a new technology that has produced one of the highest mileage cars in North America. Created by inventor George Parker, this new concept car - the “alé” (alay) uses regular gasoline and a new “fuel vapor technology” to achieve not only outstanding mileage, but extremely low emissions. The first prototype is now complete and the results are outstanding. Plans are for limited production ale's to begin fabrication in 2008.

Achieving 0-60mph in under five seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 140mph at 92 miles per gallon plus impressive handling and extremely low emissions, this striking 3-wheeler from FuelVapor Technologies looks to have all the answers. The “alé” (pronounced alay) concept car is described as running on "fuel vapors" rather than liquid fuel meaning it has a greater than 25% better fuel to air ratio than standard gasoline engines and this, coupled with the use of aerodynamic design and lightweight materials is the key to its outstanding performance.

Add to this the 180hp car’s ability to do 0-60mph in under 5 seconds and pull a 12.9 second quarter mile and its starting to look like a lot of fun.

Both the engine and front suspension are sourced from Honda with the inclusion of the patent pending “fuel vapor technology” delivering an incredible lean air/fuel ratio of 20:1 (20parts air to 1 part gasoline) compared to 14.7:1 for standard engines. This translates to driving the two-seater 15 hours from Vancouver BC to San Francisco CA without filling up the10 gallon gas tank according to the manufacturers – that’s 92mpg US or 39.1 km/liter on the metric scale.

Also notable are the car’s low emissions - a 30% reduction in CO2 despite running on regular gasoline and at this stage, without a catalytic converter.

The first prototype is now complete and this is how Brad Zimmerman, head tech at FuelVapour Technologies described testing at the Mission race track: “I drove it hard for 4 solid hours, throwing it into corners, accelerating and braking hard. The car’s performance is spectacular. After all that hard driving, we only went through $10 in gas.”

The alé will be an entry in the Automotive X-Prize, a competition aimed at fostering the design of viable, clean and super-efficient cars that people still want to own.

CAR SPECIFICATION

Body

Hand-layed fiberglass composite

Chassis

Full tube frame with roll cage

Engine

High mileage Honda engine

 

Turbo Charged 1500cc

 

2 Stage single cam Vtec

 

Gasoline vapor fuel management system

 

180 HP

 

0-60 MPH in 5 seconds

 

1/4 mile time of 12.9 seconds

 

 

Transmission

5 speed standard, or 4 speed over drive automatic

Front Suspension

Honda CRX with fully adjustable coil over

Rear Suspension

Single sided swing arm with fully adjustable coil over

 

 

Steering

Porsche 911 rack and pinion (2.25 turns lock-to-lock)

Front Brakes

Front discs: 12.1" diameter vented and scallopped rotors, 4-piston calipers

Rear Brakes

10" disc brakes

 

 

Wheels & Tires

Aluminum 18" X 8" front and rear

Configuration

Two seat tandem. - shoulder seat belts

 

 

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 110”                         

 

Outside to outside track: 71.5"                      

 

Length: 174’’                      

 

Height: 50“

 

Dry Weight: 1400 lbs

 

Fuel Capacity: 10 gal. 

 

Top speed: Electronically limited to 140 mph.

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