Utes are eco cars

Looks like those big 6 cylinder cars are more economical then some would like:

LARGE cars with powerful six-cylinder and V8 engines have embarrassed the organisers of a fuel economy challenge by taking out the top three spots.

The Eco Challenge, which finished in Adelaide yesterday, was won by a Holden performance ute with a 6.2-litre V8 engine, which finished ahead of 10 smaller cars with tiny four-cylinder engines.

A turbocharged, 4-litre, six-cylinder Falcon managed second place while a Holden wagon, with one of the company’s new 3-litre V6 engines, came in third.

Event director Chris Selwood admitted the organisers had been caught out by the large-car entries.

We were surprised that some of these big boys decided that an eco event was for them,” he said. “We will be looking at the parameters for a future competition.”

The organisers had designed the event to show off the environmental impact of small cars and raise the profile of the solar car race, which was run in parallel.

So the bigger cars did well but they want to ” be looking at the parameters for a future competition.” Which means ” we need to keep the big cars out because thats not the result we wanted.”


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