DESIGN FOR AN ECONOMY CAR

THIS ARTICLE EXPLAINS HOW TODAY'S CAR COULD GIVE MORE MILES PER GALLON WHEN COMBINED WITH A LOWER DRAG COEFFICIENT, SUITABLY HIGH GEARING, AND STIFF, LIGHTWEIGHT BODYWORK. GRAPHS ARE PRESENTED WHICH ILLUSTRATE THE FOLLOWING: (1) THAT THE POWER REQUIRED TO OVERCOME AIR RESISTANCE AT ALL BUT VERY LOW SPEEDS IS MUCH HIGHER THAN THE POWER REQUIRED TO OVERCOME THE ROLLING RESISTANCE; AND (2) HOW THE GEARING RATIO SHIFTS THE AVAILABLE POWER CURVE IN RELATION TO THE POWER REQUIRED CURVE AND SO CHANGES THE PERFORMANCE. A GRAPH IS ALSO PRESENTED WHICH SHOWS THE STEADY-SPEED FUEL CONSUMPTION CURVES OF THE TRIUMPH STAG IN OVERDRIVE, DIRECT, AND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

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    IPC Magazine Limited

    King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CURTIS, A
  • Publication Date: 1974-3-14

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 683-5
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM