CNN did a report on this guy says he has modified a '87 Mustang to have 400hp, 500lb/ft, go 0-60 in 3 seconds and get 110mpg on e85.
His web site:http://www.hp2g.com/abouthp2g.html
"We redesigned a lot of different things on the [engine] block," the engineer said.
"It's still a rod-and-piston engine; it just has a lot more electronics on it."
Mr. Pelmear said that traditional gas engines operate "at a very low efficiency, like 8 to 10 percent, and our engine is like at 38 percent efficiency."
After spending what he said is more than $1.4 million pursuing patents and his design work, he recently picked up a new partner: Rocket Ventures, a venture capital arm of the Regional Growth Partnership in Toledo.
"I'm doing my own testing," he said, noting that he has performed simulation testing on the car. "The track is where you test real world."
On his quest to build a more fuel-efficient engine, Pelmear worked with Ford engineers who were testing his engine. Unfortunately, company cutbacks caused his engine testing to come to a stop.
"Everybody that was testing my engine retired" when the company started making cutbacks, Pelmear said. "That happened more than once," he said, which was quite disappointing. "It was like we're going to get somewhere with this ... and then it disappears."