60 mpg can be achieved if vehicle weight is reduced to 1200 lb. (545) Kg and aerodynamic drag is reduced by a factor of two compared with present subcompact cars. Various Viking research automobiles have achieved remarkable mpg through the use of lightweight streamlined aluminum structures. The paper discusses the engineering details of Vikings II, IV, V and VI.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • SEAL, M R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00331768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800798
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM