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      02-21-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 2010 LOREMO: Made in Munich



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Low Resistance Mobile

Loremo, which stands for "low resistance mobile," combines an efficient diesel engine with low weight and minimal drag to get upwards of 150 mpg.
The idea is deceptively simple. Forget about fancy batteries, regenerative braking, and alternative fuels. Instead, make a car that's elegant in its minimalism and efficiency. The Loremo's German designers revisited the basics — engine efficiency, low weight, and minimal drag — to create a car that offers fuel-efficiency in the neighborhood of 130 to 150 miles per gallon. The Loremo is likely to dazzle drivers not with its acceleration, but with its ability to drive from New York to L.A. with only three stops at the pump.
"Gerhard Heilmaier, CEO of the Munich-based Loremo AG, says that a car's weight is the key factor in making it green, no matter what the fuel: "Cars need to be downsized. Why do we need two tons of steel to bring a 180-pound human from one place to another? That must change."
If the Loremo showed up as a concept on an auto show pedestal, it would certainly garner some attention. But the Loremo is not a car for dreamers; not only will it enter mass production next year, it will sport a base price attainable by mortal motorists: 15,000 euros (about U.S. $22,000).
After its 2009 release in Europe, the Loremo will be redesigned to reach the North American market the following year. A $30,000, 3-cylinder GT model will also become available, offering better acceleration (0-60 in roughly 10 seconds, vs. 16 for the base model). Both hybrid and fully electric versions are also in the works.
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my first rxn had a bit of throw up (that could be from the hang over +Espresso) but
after reading about it... very impressed how they are pushing the envelope


LOVING the donuts on it!
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my first rxn had a bit of throw up (that could be from the hang over +Espresso) but
after reading about it... very impressed how they are pushing the envelope


LOVING the donuts on it!
Haha, I dont know why I was over-boozed on a Wednesday night either. I feel fine though. :biggrin:

It kinda looks like a Cayman from the side if you squint...lol
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Haha, I dont know why I was over-boozed on a Wednesday night either. I feel fine though. :biggrin:

It kinda looks like a Cayman from the side if you squint...lol

i know how did wednesday become the new friday

i thought that was thrusday? ehh well vendors cover the tab so cant refuse it :wink:



when i squinted i saw a lil rx8 cayman illigetimate child thing going on

and someone just walked by my office and asked if i was ok? haha

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