Friday, January 2, 2009

157 mile per gallon - weeee

A Honda Civic gets about 38 miles per gallon, which isn't bad, especially compared to the 16mpg I used to get from my Ford Expedition. However, a little Honda can't even begin to compare with this 2+2 coupe from German-based Loremo AG. How does 157mpg grab ya?'

The £8,000 ($15,055USD) Loremo LS weighs just 992 lbs and features a two cylinder turbo-diesel engine pumping out a hardly earth shattering 20HP. The mid-engine, RWD coupe gets roughly 157 miles per gallon and has a cruising range of 807 miles. It goes 0-60 in 20 seconds and has a top speed of 99 MPH.''

A more powerful £9,000($16,937USD) Leromo GT will also be available. It weighs in slightly more at 1,036 lbs and features a 3 cylinder turbo-diesel with 50 HP. It gets 87 miles per gallon, has a cruising range of 497 miles, goes 0-60 in 9 seconds and tops out at 137 MPH.

'What could be better than a car that gets 157mpg, 87mpg if you get the up-gunned 'sport' package, and seats a family of four? How about a car that can be filled up for about $15?

The only drawback, aside from its lack of discernible lack of doors and diminutive rear seats, is that it doesn't go into production until late 2009.