Loremo Concept CarPosted: April 4th, 2006 | Author: admin | Filed under: Concept Cars | Leave a comment »
German startup Loremo AG revealed the new Loremo Concept Car that will have a sensational fuel consumption of only 1.5 litres / 100 km due to the reduction of weight and air resistance
The new concept car is the result of a productive “struggle” for comfort, design and efficiency:
The realisation of the principles of simplicity, aesthetics and aerodynamics in design allow for the low air resistance. This low air resistance results from the excellent Cw value of 0.2 and from a frontal area which has been reduced to the minimum.
This is a pioneering concept since the lowest level price is achieved by a construction principle that conserves resources.
Loremo’s driver will need only 300 litres of fuel at an annual road performance of 20,000 km, whereas a conventional small car would have to consume 1,600 litres of fuel while assuming the same road performance.Â
The Loremo concept car will be offered in two models, the Loremo LS and Loremo GT. The LS car model is powered by a 20 hp, 2-cylinder turbodiesel, while the GT gets a 50 hp, 3-cylinder unit. Both are 2 2, mid-engine/RWD configurations with a 5-speed gearbox. The GT will go from 0-62 mph in 9 seconds, but the real strength of the Loremo is fuel efficiency – the GT consumes only 2.7 liters per 100 km, while the LS needs only 1.5 liters/100 km.
According to Loremo, the LS car model will be priced at about $13,100, while the GT car model will sell for less than $18,000.
The structure of the body is unconventional: You will get into Loremo by a lateral threshold Instead of two lateral doors there is one “gate”: A frontal door opens forward before the seats, taking the steering wheel with it The roof and the doors are laid out as a two-layer plastic construction with a laminated interior side. In addition, the rear seats can be used for large quantities of baggage… Instead of a longitudinal adjustment of the seat, the pedals and the steering wheel are adjusted to the driver. The rear seats are installed against the line of travel. The dashboard is replaced by a simple instrument mushroom-shaped with a display.
You can find out more at Loremo Concept Car Website