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feast/ roar "i"
direct from japan to the sema show floor, the feast "i" mini-car shows
how exciting the diminutive "kei" class of vehicles can be. The "i" is
powered by a turbocharged 660cc, 3 cylinder engine, as specified by vehicle
class limitations. Output on the feast "i" is estimated at about 70 hp,
which is directed to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic
transmission. It is the unique rear-midships engine placement of "i" that
allowed designers to maximize the interior space upon the vehicle's rather
long 2550 mm wheelbase. Despite exterior dimensions (3300 mm long by 1400
mm wide) limited by vehicle class constraints, the "i"'s intelligent
packaging design affords interior space for four adults with while
maintaining class-leading handling, safety and urban maneuverability. The
innovative design of the "i" mini-car has already earned several awards in
japan including the prestigious "good design grand prize 2006" (awarded by
the japanese minister of economy, trade, and industry) which awards the
most significant design across all of japanese industry, not merely
automotive.

The feast "i" receives exterior enhancements such as roar front
spoiler, air dam extension, side sills, and rear air dam. A feast designed
carbon fiber hood and vinyl decal kit finish off the unique exterior of the
"i".

In addition, the feast "i " is equipped with a blitz dual outlet
exhaust system that provides a baritone rumble for this tiny vehicle, and
the car's ride and handling is also enhanced for better cornering with the
addition of a blitz super flex suspension kit.

With an interior that looks more like the cockpit of a small spaceship
than a passenger car, the feast "i" offers drivers a unique and futuristic
operating space. The interior surfaces (door panels, center console, etc.)
feature a custom pastel interior finish, as well as numerous new speaker
locations that are connected to an alpine audio system. The alpine head
unit is mounted in a custom dash-pod and an alpine equalizer is mounted in a
custom center console. A panasonic center monitor resides in a custom built
dash-top mounted centerpiece, and additional lcd monitors are located in a
custom-built package tray/speaker enclosure at the rear of the vehicle. A
pair of recaro seats and steering wheel round out the interior
enhancements.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MIEV-Electric-powered Evo

Electric-powered Mitsi Evo shows that green can be fast and fun, and should be on the market by the end of the decade.
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MITSUBISHI’S Lancer Evo MIEV prototype may be a bit rough around the edges at the moment, but it does point to a bright future that’s filled with perky, fun, electric-powered sports cars which produce no harmful emissions. If the manufacturer can just sort out the harsh ride – and adapt its ACD and AYC traction control magic to the MIEV’s requirements – then we’ve really got a lot to look forward to.
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No sh|t.... 270hp still. 6.9 is still better than most cars lol
 

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SickCelica696 said:
No sh|t.... 270hp still. 6.9 is still better than most cars lol
My GT can pull off a 6.9 on a cold night..
top speed 115?

It will be fun beating an evo for once..
 

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First Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi i MIEV Plug-In Electric

First Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi i MIEV Plug-In Electric
First Impressions:
It's quick enough to win the race at city stoplights, but what about cruising range?

* 16 kW lithium-ion battery pack
* 63-hp electric motor
* 100-mile cruising range
* 2,380 pounds

For the moment, the i MIEV is a useful city runabout, but it needs a battery pack that's half the size and weight of these lithium-ion cells with twice the range before it can deliver the utility we expect from a real automobile. Right now, the Mitsubishi i MIEV is an emissions solution, not a transportation solution.
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Mitsu can suck my cack. Crap like this is what sabotages the push for cars that run on alternative fuels.

It's ridiculously stupid looking. Practically nobody will buy it just due to its looks.

Completely useless *real-life* range per single charge. I wouldn't even make it to work.

Unacceptable recharge time. Assuming I made it to work, I could only charge it half way before having to leave for home. I'd be fvcked.

Overpriced.


For fvck's sake. If I had a diesel powered car, I could convert it to run on recycled vegetable oil right now for the price of a turbo kit. That is, if the government would put their money where their mouth is and make it legal to drive on a public road. There is obviously something fishy going on to perpetuate the status quo of gas powered engines.

http://www.frybrid.com/parts.htm

Of course, you could always use the diesel fuel system to pass emissions tests, then drive using the vegi oil system. I would seriously consider this, depending on how available and cheap the used oil is.

On the other hand, there has *got* to be something even better than this that is possible TODAY, but just can't get mainstream adoption in the face of the current corporate/governmental apathy. Hell, I have even seen engines that run on compressed air.
 

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Repeat: it just looks like a regular mitsubishi i which is actually a car that sells well in Japan. the looks aren't much of an issue for the buyers there and they aren't even considering selling it here. It is not intended for the US market at all.
 

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neological said:
Repeat: it just looks like a regular mitsubishi i which is actually a car that sells well in Japan. the looks aren't much of an issue for the buyers there and they aren't even considering selling it here. It is not intended for the US market at all.
exactly

this wouldn't last 5 seconds on American highways.

All this fuel technology amuses me. I simply don't care. My commute is 3 miles each way.
 

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Besides the fuel economy, I am equally concerned with the crapy air quality caused by the current technology. I don't like breathing in smog because It's toxic, ugly, and it irritates the lungs.
 

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2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept

2009 Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Concept
The Japanese car-maker announced today that it will unveil the new i MiEV Sport Air Concept at March’s Geneva Motor Show. The show car will be based on the existing i MiEV all-electric hatch but will feature a much more powerful motor with a higher instantaneous torque. Not much else is known but we can confirm that it will come with a transparent roof, solar panels, and a lithium-ion battery.

Mitsubishi eventually hopes to sell up to 2,000 i MiEVs in the first year and plans to expand this to around 10,000 units by 2011.
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