Daily Kos: Doing what Detroit says is Impossible – It’ll get 60 miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You’ll be able to smoke the tires. And it’s going to be superefficient… Think about it: a 5,000-pound vehicle that gets 60 miles to the gallon and does zero to 60 in five seconds!
Not surprising since the auto companies are pretty much in bed with the oil companies. What surprised me is how much horsepower you can get without sacrificing the MPG. Looks like a superefficient, environmentally friendly Mustang may be possible… Only downside is that these cars are super quiet because of all the lubrication. Half of the appeal of the muscle cars is the rumbling engine – but it seems like that would be easier to engineer than a full-efficient muscle car – might be as simple as a good set of pipes.