What does it take for a car to get 100 mpg?

  • Published: 12 August 2019
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Comments • 691

  • VINwiki
    VINwiki   5 months back

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    • Benjamin Franklin
      Benjamin Franklin  5 months back

      @Jyt legend

    • Dan Graff
      Dan Graff  5 months back

      Hint. Throttle response on an internal combustion motor calls for ALOT of sacrifices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7imVrAzgI9Q&t=132s

    • Ronan B
      Ronan B  5 months back


    • Charles Waldon
      Charles Waldon  5 months back

      Ordering to support one of my favorite YouTube channels

    • JimmyInKona
      JimmyInKona  5 months back

      whats up with the worse than normal quality of this video? even trying to play it in 4k it looks super pixelated and blurry....

  • Benevolent
    Benevolent  4 days back

    Answer "We don't know but this guy tried."

    • tyrone jmal
      tyrone jmal  5 days back

      I feel like they had to do Casey wrong here

      • Milenko Popovic
        Milenko Popovic  1 weeks back

        Man ... I am so sorry for you loss... of the hair , i have the same problem..

        • Kim Jung Il
          Kim Jung Il  2 weeks back

          hypermile a honda insight

          • SIXPACFISH
            SIXPACFISH  2 weeks back

            The Magnificent Putsch Mobile!

            • Daniel riggi
              Daniel riggi  3 weeks back

              No hate but the car looks like a hot wheels toy :/

              • Edward Velez
                Edward Velez  3 weeks back

                Me: Reads title. Says to himself “not a lot.” Thinks about it. Looks into research. Realizes that there is no way he could afford to build this car. Looks up cheap motorcycles instead.

                • Theo Davis
                  Theo Davis  3 weeks back

                  I like TESLA.

                  • Grumpy ol' Boot
                    Grumpy ol' Boot  4 weeks back

                    Would have liked to see it drive.

                    • Dan -
                      Dan -  1 months back

                      even if it was to reach a hundred miles to the gallon it would still be beaten by Volkswagen, years ago they built a car that can do over 200 miles per gallon. And they actually put it in production. You can buy one

                      • snek
                        snek  1 months back

                        We need to realize that efficiency isn't just about MPG, that's only one of many aspects. There's cost, risk, cargo, abilities, time, grins, etc. For example to my mind easily the most efficient type of vehicle on the road is the modern semi truck. Sure 7 MPG, but that's hauling over 20 tons of cargo. Per pound of cargo it's massively efficient.

                        Casey's Viper could be considered quite efficient. It's older, he's had it a long time, and it hasn't cost him a lot, that all adds to efficiency. What's it's true use, smile's, girls, excitement, etc. I'm sure it's been really efficient at all that as well. It may get IDK 8 MPG but grins per dollar is probably hard to beat.

                        • Phill
                          Phill  1 months back

                          Unfortunately when you do the numbers for making transportation more efficient it turns into either of two things.

                          A bicycle or an electric train.

                          • Tim Murphy
                            Tim Murphy  1 months back

                            What would of been cool would be if he made it open source so like anyone can recreate it.

                            • THEBOZZ 1801
                              THEBOZZ 1801  1 months back

                              The Porsche 918 Spyder has actually an mpg of 94, wich is crazy for a 886hp hypercar that is heavy af..... But it only has this mpg in eco hybrid mode at 70mph I a straight line without an incline....

                              • Chris Laib
                                Chris Laib  1 months back

                                Casey is for me, above the other presenters on the channel, the very dude I'd love to find myself in a long conversation with. Doesnt live to far away, who knows...maybe Ive already crossed paths with him lol. Fascinating dude and a hell of a story teller!

                                • sk8punk318
                                  sk8punk318  1 months back

                                  *What’s up Mr.Burns*

                                  • Pavel Yevseyev
                                    Pavel Yevseyev  1 months back

                                    Steel cars are much better than plastic, easier to recycle, and reuse, cars today are running off of cars that were on the road 20-30 years ago. Well other than electric, now THAT doesnt last long

                                    • AndreS123_03
                                      AndreS123_03  1 months back

                                      Fiat built a 1.3L diesel racecar years ago that got 113 mpg and did 126mph. It was boosted at ~60 psi.

                                      • Kalan Dean
                                        Kalan Dean  1 months back

                                        Bring it to Harper auto square's cars and coffee in Knoxville, Tn. I think the last one had like 10k attendees

                                        • Timothy Dockery
                                          Timothy Dockery  2 months back

                                          Dude thats a awesome car

                                          • elweasel2010
                                            elweasel2010  2 months back

                                            My 2006 Jetta TDi gets 50 mpg(highway) as is. If it weighed 1000 lbs less, I think it would be much closer to that 100mpg.

                                            • john
                                              john  2 months back

                                              Maybe someday we will know the technologies [they] have supressed. Zero point energy was invented over 100 years ago and yet we still use gasoline and have huge electric bills. Free energy frees the world. Couldnt let that happen now could we. The pure evil that really runs this world is overwhelming

                                              • Dave Davis
                                                Dave Davis  2 months back

                                                Auto Industry had a competition , see who could build a 100 MPG car . Honda won , making a two seater , putting the passenger directly behind the driver

                                                • George Manifase
                                                  George Manifase  2 months back

                                                  Sour Chive & onion. Chive on.

                                                  • SirScarecrow
                                                    SirScarecrow  2 months back

                                                    Casey Putsch: "Do better"

                                                    • Thomas Binder
                                                      Thomas Binder  3 months back

                                                      How did u register a home made car? Beautiful thing btw

                                                      • An idiot in a racing car
                                                        An idiot in a racing car  3 months back

                                                        4:00 How long did it take for you to realize you were building a batmobile?

                                                        • GTSpeedster
                                                          GTSpeedster  4 months back

                                                          This guy is full of shit...

                                                          • Kmal Jackson
                                                            Kmal Jackson  4 months back

                                                            Darkseid approves of the Omega car

                                                            • AndreS123_03
                                                              AndreS123_03  4 months back

                                                              Wants big mpg numbers. Puts big wheels & brakes on it..... car accelerates sloooooooow.

                                                              • Simply Michael
                                                                Simply Michael  4 months back

                                                                That is amazing 😉

                                                                • JETZcorp
                                                                  JETZcorp  4 months back

                                                                  "Challenge Accepted"

                                                                  ~ 1st-gen Insight Owners

                                                                  • CrippledMerc
                                                                    CrippledMerc  4 months back

                                                                    “Riding around Columbus on a motorcycle”
                                                                    *mimes driving car*
                                                                    Me: Does he have a motorcycle with a steering wheel?
                                                                    Now you may think that’s preposterous, but have you heard the stories Casey tells? It’s not “that” ridiculous compared to the things he’s done before..

                                                                    • TheOtherWhiteBread0
                                                                      TheOtherWhiteBread0  4 months back

                                                                      Literally says absolutely nothing about how it achieves 100mpg.

                                                                      • Brody Oxnard
                                                                        Brody Oxnard  4 months back

                                                                        IT IS BEAUTIFUL. Go Fund Me.

                                                                        • forrest2192002
                                                                          forrest2192002  4 months back

                                                                          We developed a 207MPGe car, you have a great design, beautiful! http://illuminatimotorworks.org/

                                                                          • Jonezy1983
                                                                            Jonezy1983  5 months back

                                                                            Hate to say it but this thing is hideous. Closed in rear wheel wells🤢🤮

                                                                            • Avery Mac
                                                                              Avery Mac  5 months back

                                                                              "im not going to take a political stance" takes a political stance
                                                                              im sure you know a lot about "shovels" being a car salesman at the end of the day

                                                                              • Johnny Six
                                                                                Johnny Six  5 months back

                                                                                Fuel efficient concept cars always look so ugly. Like 80's sci fi automobiles.

                                                                                • Dave Block
                                                                                  Dave Block  5 months back

                                                                                  The Lotus 25 had a monocoque chassis in 1962. Jim Hall was 4 years later in 1966.

                                                                                  • Terry Weaver
                                                                                    Terry Weaver  5 months back

                                                                                    I was watching a train one day and I realized that the diesel tanks just weren't big enough for their loads. This was in the 90s. And so, I asked my dad a question. (He worked as a mechanic for a railroad company.) I ask what was the fuel mileage a train engine loaded could achieve. Dad told me these engines get between 8 and 10 miles per gallon. My dad had been retired for many years yet I also had uncles who worked for the railroad also. They told be these engines now are getting roughly 14 miles per gallon.
                                                                                    With this information I decided to build an atomizer system for an old pickup I owned. So I built an atomizer and it worked. I kept this system tinkering with it from time to time and learning more. With the knowledge I obtained I developed many improvements. Alas my health stopped me from further developments. Yet I did make several upgrades in my mind.
                                                                                    Thus far, all the atomizer systems I have seen that others have built are all very crude. All those systems trade off performance for higher economy.
                                                                                    Here are some clues... Fuel pressure must be greater, gasoline must be heated (use the exhaust heat) and so the fuel must be injected... It must run on liquid gas until the exhaust can properly heat the fuel then the liquid gas has to stop, as the atomized fuel takes over... Automatically.

                                                                                    • Neil Hoogendoorn
                                                                                      Neil Hoogendoorn  5 months back

                                                                                      Are you talking about powering gas engines using gas fumes?

                                                                                  • Kevin Tucker
                                                                                    Kevin Tucker  5 months back

                                                                                    Love it Casey! Brilliant work and I would love to hear more about this car!

                                                                                    • Kevin Tucker
                                                                                      Kevin Tucker  5 months back

                                                                                      The chaparral 2J was the most genius race car I think was ever built and it sure scared the hell out of the McLaren camp and many others cause they fought “heroically” to get the thing banned! You wonder where we would be now if all racers were gentlemen instead of occasional pussies simply because someone showed up with a car consistently 2 seconds faster than yours....

                                                                                      • Uncle Justin
                                                                                        Uncle Justin  5 months back

                                                                                        Cool car but how does it achieve 100 mpg?

                                                                                        • laura f
                                                                                          laura f  5 months back

                                                                                          Love it!

                                                                                          • Carlos AircraftMechxnic
                                                                                            Carlos AircraftMechxnic  5 months back

                                                                                            I’d buy one. Electric though with extremely high torque.

                                                                                            • Bryan McKeithen
                                                                                              Bryan McKeithen  5 months back

                                                                                              So I guess the LP2000 never got built. What a surprise.