General Motors Ultralite
The goal was to make a four-passenger show car capable of 100 miles per US gallon (2.4 L/100 km; 120 mpg‑imp). It was rated at 88 miles per US gallon (2.7 L/100 km; 106 mpg‑imp) by the EPA, but could achieve 100 miles per US gallon (2.4 L/100 km; 120 mpg‑imp) at a steady state cruising speed of 50 mph.
Its three-cylinder 1.5 L two-stroke engine could produce 111 hp (83 kW), which made a speed of 135 mph (217 km/h) possible. The car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than eight seconds.
In popular culture
Due to the unusual design, the Ultralite has been featured in several science fiction productions, most prominently among them was in the 1993 film Demolition Man as the squad cars used by the fictional SAPD (San Angeles Police Department). They also appeared in the second episode of the second season of seaQuest DSV, and in the 1999 movie Bicentennial Man.
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