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 2002/9/30-10/1 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/RoadHogs] UID:26054 Activity:very high ```9/30 Eight-wheel drive electric vehicle with top speed 192MPH, faster than a Porsche! 186 miles range. From the picture it looks like it seats at least six, maybe more. And the development cost is only \$2.4M which seems pretty low to me. link:csua.org/u/33a http://csua.org/u/33b \_ funny how the idiot American reporters can't convert meters to feet. -tom \_ you're right. looks like the conversation ratio was about 2.2. he probably was confusing the m-ft ratio with that for kg-lbs. \_ What for? This isn't Europe. Do you really tell people, "A bit to the left, about 2.2 meters, thanks!"? I didn't think so. \_ Actually, I do use metric measures whenever possible. See my bicycle pages. And whether or not you use them, if you are a reporter writing a story for international publication, and you insist on converting meters into feet, you'd think you'd want to get the conversion factor right. Especially when that thing is obviously way more than 14 feet long. -tom \_ Why would you use metric units when communicating with people unfamiliar with them? That's just dumb. \_ The cycling world uses metric all of the time, even in the US. Allen keys, cranks, road bike frames, and road bike tires are all measured in cm or mm. If you pay for one of those organized rides in California held by local cycling clubs you get to pick distances of 50km, 100km or 100 miles. -jeffwong \_ 19.5" frames, century rides, MS150, 27" wheels. Bikes are as metric as cars. Mixed units. \_ well he said "whenever possible". \_ Some amazing features: 590hp!! 6-wheel steering, 8 seats, ability to keep moving with some of the eight wheels broken. Weights 6556lbs, so that gives only 11.1 lb/hp which is very low. http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~hiros/kaz \_ Yeah but it looks ridiculously expensive to produce. Not much ground clearance either. \_ Don't worry, you'll see lowered ones soon with xenon lamps, a 5" exhaust tip ("but it's an electric motor!"), nose, tail, and midship spoilers. \_ Dude! I've already got dual midship soilers on order for mine! It's hella! \_ I think the low ground clearance is by design. "As the height of the integrated chassis is 15cm, the lower height of KAZ is almost the same as a conventional sedan and much lower than a conventional MPV, thus making access much easier." The slides also sell stable cornering and high stability due to low CG. Why do you want high ground clearance anyway? It's not an SUV. \_ The thing is 22 feet long. That's longer than our long-bed pickup. I think that thing will have problems hitting slopes and driveways. I guess it's fine if you live on a racetrack. Hmm, well I suppose the extra set of wheels could compensate, if some conditions make 2 wheels go in the air, but then you have potholes and things too. \_ Ah, good point! I was only thinking about cornering. Hmm, maybe that's the reason why the second front axle is so far behind the first one. Maybe when it goes from level ground to a downward slope, the first front axle are lifted in the air for a short moment while the second axle (and the rear axle) continues to steer. I have no idea. \_ hydrolicsP```
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