The man who drove his 20-year-old Mustang from Napoleon, Ohio, to Las Vegas and back last year on 39 gallons of fuel will open his first manufacturing facility Monday to allow others to get 110 miles per gallon.
A Decatur, Ind., specialty car company, Revenge Designs Inc., has contracted with Mr. Pelmear to purchase 2,000 engines for use in a new vehicle it plans to unveil at the end of this year at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The vehicle is to be called the Revenge Verde Super Car, which will use Mr. Pelmear's 400-horsepower engine and its 500 foot-pounds of torque to travel up to 200 mph and get 110 mpg - though admittedly not at the same time.
TVNL Comment: This technology has been around for a long time. GM had experimental Cadillacs that performed at 150 MPG. They mistakenly delivered one to a customer instead of delivering one of the "regular: cars. They sued to get the car back. Obviously the owner wanted to keep this 150 MPG car. The man won the lawsuit. After the court case the man went home to find that his 150 MPG Cadillac was stolen from his garage. What a coincidence.