1981-08-01

Viking IV - An 87 mpg Sports Car 810835

The Viking IV experimental sports car has achieved an average of 2.693 litres/100 kilometers @ 88.5 kph (87.32 mpg @ 55 mph) in a cross-country economy competition. This mileage is possible because of a radically streamlined body (drag coefficient .30) and a lightweight aluminum structure 630.5 kilograms (1390 lbs.). Viking IV is powered by a 1500 cc turbocharged diesel and meets 1980 emission standards while retaining acceleration (0 to 60 mph in 13 seconds) and top speed [177 kph (110.07 mph)].

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