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Monday, October 31, 2022

An eXtraordinary green-powered car of Illuminati Motor Works

~Unique EV~ Sometimes we feel curious about a car figure that appears in a classic style but is equipped with today's technological features. Furthermore, we think that's a kind of an extraordinary combination and deserves appreciation. Let's take a look at the car included that catagory, called Illuminaty Motor Works (IMW) Seven which first appeared in 2010 and was runner-up in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize at that time.
The IMW Seven is an increadible EV concept built by Illuminati Motor Works and was runner-up in the 2010 Progressive Automotive X-Prize. (Picture from: Illuminati Motor Works)
Even though the car developed since 2007 which has a similar appearance to the 1962 Porsche 356 Panamera didn't win the competition, it doesn't mean it isn't worth continuing to develop. Why could it be, because the car made by Illuminati Motor Works would have almost won the competition had the car clutch not burning during the competition which was held last September 2010.
The IMW Seven EV Concept has a similar appearance to the 1962 Porsche 356 Panamera with a honeycomb kevlar-carbon fibers bodywork built on tubular steel chassis. (Picture from: Illuminati Motor Works)
Besides the car capable to achieve a top speed of 130 mph (209.215 kph), travel as far as 200 miles (321.869 km), while on the test trials at Chrysler's Chelsea, MI during the last week of March 2011, also had shown off an excellent score of  207.5 MPGe. By comparison, on the same test cycle the Nissan Leaf only gets 99 MPGe and the Edison 2 Very Light Car known as the Progressive Automotive X-Prize-winning titles with 102.5 MPGe.
The IMW Seven EV Concept has fantastic achievement score of  207.5 MPGe, besides capable to achieve a top speed of 130 mph (209.215 kph), travel as far as 200 miles (321.869 km). (Picture from: Illuminati Motor Works)
As stated by Kevin Smith, the leader, and one of the founders of Illuminati Motor Works, that the Seven is not a slow poke and it's not a subcompact designed for the Lollipop Guild that keeps high-MPG cars out of the hands of motorists. The electric-powered vehicle bodywork made of honeycomb kevlar-carbon fibers built on tubular steel chassis and took over 12,000 hours to build at a cost of over $100,000.
The IMW Seven EV Concept has four seats inside the cabin featured with all standard amenities like a stereo and air conditioning, and also gullwing-styled doors . (Picture from: Illuminati Motor Works)
Still, it's the overall vehicle efficiency is the most proud of, and he thinks it will interest automakers and lawmakers. By building the Seven, Kevin Smith was also showing consumers what mileage is possible from a desirable vehicle efficiently.
The IMW Seven EV Concept is claimed has a drivetrain efficiency of 92 percent and supported by  the car profile that looks like a Porsche which is proven to be very aerodynamic. (Picture from: Illuminati Motor Works)
"We didn't have to have a million seller in order to build Seven," Smith said. "There was no sacrificing aerodynamics to meet some middle-of-the-road concept of what the general public thinks a car should be or should look like."
The IMW Seven EV Concept while competed in the 2010 Progressive Automotive X-Prize. (Picture from: Wired)
Furthermore Kevin Smith stated that the overall design of the Seven is first and foremost based on the efficient use of energy. Therefore the claimed drivetrain efficiency of 92 percent and supported by  the car profile that looks like a Porsche which is proven to be very aerodynamic. It was single-minded focus on vehicle efficiency that  Kevin Smith credits for the success of Illuminati Motor Works.
The IMW Seven EV Concept while competed in the 2010 Progressive Automotive X-Prize. (Picture from: Wired)
However it doesn't mean the Seven is spartan. As you can see, the car has four ergonomic comfortable seats inside the cabin featured with all standard amenities like a stereo and air conditioning, beside its capability to accelarate from 0 to 60 mph in around 8 seconds. There are other, more unique user-friendly features too, for example, its gullwing-styled doors not only look cool but keep the car low to the ground and given an easy cabin access to get in and out of.
So how would Seven have fared during the X-Prize competition had the clutch not burned up? According to Kevin Smith, pretty well. "Seven would've won the mainstream class hands down," he said. "Fixed, Seven now achieves nearly twice the mileage, nearly twice the top speed and has two times the acceleration rate of the winning vehicle's on-track performance." And that's enough to prove that the Seven is an environmentally friendly car with extraordinary capabilities. Then what do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ILLUMINATI MOTOR WORKS | WIRED ]
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