This concept car was created by the company’s 26-year-old lead designer, John Hull.
Powered by Mitsubishi’s 3.5-liter SOHC V-6, mounted transversely, the SSS was built on a front-wheel-drive platform with 4-wheel independent suspension.
Functional touches of the SSS include parallelogram-hinged doors that minimized the space needed to open side doors, high intensity discharge (HID) front lighting, LED lighting system in the rear, and a dual front bumper system (one low and a second one higher) that decreased the possibility of nosedive under a larger SUV in a rear-end collision.
A small car, just a tiny bit over the 2.5 metres in length.
Powered by a four stroke, 505cc two cylinder gasoline engine that works as a generator charging the batteries at the rate of 6.3 kW per hour. The electric motor has a capacity of 35 kW.
Its top speed is reported to be slightly above 100kph when operating on its electric motor. The battery capacity was limited to 40 km. But with the petrol engine, 10 litre petrol tank it could go up to 300km
It’s been 10 years since I started reading eBooks (remember the Palm Pilot ?). And in the years eBooks have been accumulating. From free books from Amazon, to the Internet Archive and Gutenberg, they just keep increasing. Now the Calibre library has been down-sized. But even then I can’t chuck stuff out. It just gets stored on an external hard drive.
As for music, with Spotify, Bandcamp and Chromecast everything can be streamed to speakers or just played on the Smartphone. Those albums not available on streaming services are in MP3 format on the phone.
And TV, Movies are almost all streamed. Between TVNZ on Demand, Lightbox, Netflix and Disney+ I don’t need DVDs.
But will keep a few, just to play and keep under the Broadband 120gig cap.
The Probe V achieved a 10% reduction in drag coefficient, achieving 0.137 to Probe IV’s 0.152. This tiny, but very significant, 10% reduction in drag required building a whole new concept to achieve it.
The wheel skirts are integrated in the body’s outer surface so when the front wheels are turned the membrane flexes to clear the tires.