Promising New CatMobile Gets 80 Miles Per Gallon
Ford Motor Company unveiled what it’s calling “a revolution in catsportation.”
The 2013 Ford CatMobile promises to achieve 80 MPG (highway) — far and away, the best gas mileage seen in a two-door sedan. The secret sauce is a gas/cat hybrid engine. While cruising normally, the car is powered by the cat that drives it. During uphill climbs, the fuel intake kicks in, giving the vehicle the extra power it needs.
The car is merely a prototype, and Ford admits there are still some kinks to work out (notably, the cardboard chassis does not meet DoT safety guidelines). However, a company spokesperson tells The Fluffington Post that, barring any manufacturing setbacks, it will hit the market in late 2012.