BYU supermileage vehicle: 1,300 MPG and counting

BYU supermileage vehicle: 1,300 MPG and counting


Our car has a high compression engine. Optimum aerodynamic design with minimum drag. A marginal design for a quick repair. Our car has professionally thermoformed windows for
optimal visibility. Blistering speeds up to… twenty-five miles per hour. Our car, you know, is a very small car The car doesn’t go very fast because it’s a high mileage vehicle so you actually get
better gas mileage if you’re going slower so we only drive about fifteen miles an
hour on average. Yeah you can say the Tortise and the Hare story is relative to our team because we’re not the hare; This is definitely a
tortoise car. It goes very slow.
What’s different about this car as opposed to
other race cars is that it’s built to get the highest gas mileage not
necessarily the highest speed. This car achieves a fuel economy of over 1300 miles per gallon. So this is how big our fuel bottle is. It only
holds a little amount of fuel. But we don’t need much to go the far distances that we’re planning on going.
To get about 1300 miles per gallon
we only use about 20 grams of fuel, which is about 20 paper clips.
We do something called the Burn N’ Coast method So we turn the car on and accelerate, and then just cut the engine and coast for as long as you can. and then do it again…It looks like it does because of 2 things. First off, we want it to be really aerodynamic, so it kind of looks like a fish and it also looks like this because I
have to drive it lying down. The car is also very lightweight , it weighs less 100 pounds so I weigh more than the car does when we drive. That’s a little bit embarrassing but we’re trying to get over it. rules state that the driver has to weigh
at least 130 pounds. If the driver weighs less than that, you have to bring extra weight onto your car. Designed by 7 awesome engineering students from BYU.