The 110 MPG V8 Looks Like Snake Oil Bullshit

We've been hearing absurd claims from automotive inventors for years — cars that run on water, blinker fluid that won't burn your hands, soups that eat like meals — but the claim of incredible gas mileage from a big engine is one of the most common. Doug Pelmear claims to have a V8 engine that makes 110 MPG. It sounds… » 7/17/13 1:25pm 7/17/13 1:25pm

80 MPG 400 HP '87 Mustang X Prize Contestant Heading To SEMA

When Doug Pelmear and his notchback Ford Mustang nearly broke the internet with his claims of some magical engine tinkering returning 110 MPGe (80 MPG) — while making 400 HP — we were skeptical to say the least. That "MPGe" figure is there because the car runs on ethanol, so the extra "e" on the end signifies the… » 10/30/08 10:30am 10/30/08 10:30am