186 GASOLINE GUZZLER

According to Wikipedia, a gas-guzzler (informal term) is a vehicle that is perceived to burn a lot of fuel. The term originally came into use when the US Congress established Gas Guzzler Tax Provisions in 1978 – to discourage the production and purchase of fuel-inefficient automobiles. The tax was applied only to cars.

Discouraged? Fuel-inefficient? Please have a look at the video. Do you notice any discouragement? And who and what defines the term fuel-inefficiency? Is it really that easy, so simple?

The Ford Mustang in the video and the operation purpose is extreme; in some situations it is similar with The Castiron’s Ford Mustang, Eleanor V: when the two are going out for a drift, then also Eleanor V is mutating to a gas-guzzler; why? 

Why not? No, this is not the proper answer. But it is quite simple: nothing comes from nothing! A hard worker needs the necessary food – it is the same for men and machine! More work – more food; more food – hopefully more work.

Fuel-inefficient: is it miles per gallon? Or is it in relation to the horsepower, engine’s displacement, number of cylinders? Or is it miles related with the fun factor? Drifting a few miles or a longer journey on a country road, smooth and economical? What does really count – for you, in that specific case? Many questions, the answer is yours!

One thing must be said: preferably fuel-efficiency! The principal item is your right foot operating the accelerator pedal. Fuel-efficiency in a few words: low engine revolutions, in the case of manual transmission always choosing the appropriate gear. So far so good – do not forget the operation purpose. Have a nice ride, with a wide smile on your face!

See you next Friday.   -   God bless you, all the best!   The Castiron

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PS   Ford Mustang GT V8 (2005), C/D TEST RESULTS, FUEL ECONOMY EPA higway driving 25 mpg

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