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Go Cal Poly - SLO!!  A group of mechanical engineering students at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA have developed a vehicle that can get up to 2752.3 MPG.

I'm definitely a proud Alumni!  Go Poly!

Excerpt from Inhabitat -

"The Cal Poly Supermileage Team’s wondercar, dubbed the Black Widow, has been under construction since 2005. The 96 pound car has three wheels, a drag coefficient of 0.12, a top speed of 30 MPH, and a modified 3 horsepower Honda 50cc four-stroke engine. It originally clocked in at 861 MPG and has been continuously tweaked to achieve the mileage we see today."

(images from Inhabitat)

Posted on February 19, 2010 and filed under cool design stuff, etc-.