A research vehicle was designed and constructed at the Vehicle Research Institute located at Western Washington University. This car is designed to achieve good performance and excellent fuel economy (3.77 litres/100 km), using hydrocarbon-based fuels. Testing done at Chrysler exhaust emissions laboratory revealed 0.133 HC G/MI, 0.84 CO G/MI, and 1.543 NOX G/MI. Extensive use of aluminum throughout allows low weight (466 kgs) and meets safety requirements using impact absorbing deformable structures. An intensive areodynamic design program produced a 30 Cd body shape. This vehicle took second place in the 1980 Sea-to-Sea Econorallye II.