Johnathan Goodwin is a grease monkey type guy who has been messing with big trucks and ways of making them more efficent and has done some pretty amazing things with diesel engines, turbine motors, electrick motors, etc, etc.
"Conservatively," Goodwin muses, scratching his chin, "it'll get 60 miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You'll be able to smoke the tires. And it's going to be superefficient."Wow. Its a lengthy article but it is incredible to read. Makes me want to soup up the Chevette into a monster diesel bad-ass.
He laughs. "Think about it: a 5,000-pound vehicle that gets 60 miles to the gallon and does zero to 60 in five seconds!"
For those of you who dig Neil Young like the CRB does, this is also the dude who is responsible for Neil's Linc Volt concept vehicle, where he is taking his 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV and converting it to fully-electrick "zero emmisions" kick ass ride.
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