Hybrid 0-60 MPH - Are They All Slow?
Are all hybrid cars lazy dogs in the run from 0-60 MPH? That might have been the case in years past, but the tide's changing ... This video takes a look at a slew of hybrids, comparing their 0-60 MPH runs. There's a twist at the end that you'll definitely want to catch. Be sure to check out the new playlist I'm creating specifically for hybrid and diesel 0-60 MPH acceleration test videos.
Ford EcoBoost: Does it Deliver the MPGs?
EcoBoost puts out plenty of torque and horsepower, but does it deliver when it comes to fuel economy? MPGomatic EcoBoost Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiioL4DqJRaanMtHDZCCPD0Vfk02kvu_v
2013 Chevrolet Spark 0-60 MPH
http://MPGomatic.com drops the hammer on a 2013 Chevrolet Spark (repeatedly) for a 0-60 MPH acceleration test. The Spark is equipped with a 1.25-liter Ecotec inline four-cylinder engine that puts out a whopping 84 horsepower (HP) and 83 foot pounds of torque. The test car was fitted with a five-speed manual transmission. Test performed with Traction Control OFF.
Install a Cheap eBay Front Lip or D-I-Y Air Dam? - Honda Civic Build - Ain't Fuelin'
We install a cheap front bumper lip on Slambo in this behind-the-scenes episode of Ain't Fuelin/The Beater Build Show. eBay and Amazon are chock full of inexpensive bumper lips. They're fast and easy to install, but are they the best way to go? eBay / Amazon Lips aren't the only game in town. You can fabricate a custom front air dam with inexpensive materials. And with a little luck, it might even have beneficial aerodynamic properties. If you've never used a pop rivet gun and 3M VHB tape, a world of cheap aero goofiness awaits … =)