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Lotus imagines the Toyota Venza, circa 2020 and minus 400 lbs

by Sebastian Blanco (RSS feed) on Apr 27th, 2010 at 7:01PM

2020 Toyota Venza as realized by Lotus – Click above for high-res image gallery When General Motors got to work seriously changing the Chevrolet Volt from blocky concept to sleek production model, company engineers discovered that by improving the aerodynamics by 80 counts, the car netted a six mile per gallon improvement in its highway fuel economy rating (note: a "count" is a thousandth of a point of a Cd number, so reducing a Cd of 0.150 by 50 counts would give you a Cd of 0.100). On the flipside, taking out 400 pounds of stuff only improved the car's highway mpg by one mile a... Read More

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