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Performance

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OverDrive Preliminary Specifications

OverDrive Specifications & Performance
Seating Capacity: 4 (5th seat optional)
Conversion: Fully automatic in 30 sec.
Power: 450 HP supercharged
Fuel: 86 gallons – 93 octane
Gross Weight: 3,600 lbs
Empty Weight: 2,496 lbs
Top Speed: 275 mph
Cruise 75%: 250 mph @ 10k ft
T.O. Speed: 73 mph
Min Flying: 68 mph
Wing Span: 33.3 ft
W x H x L: 80”x 58”x 218” (car)
CAR SPECIFICATIONS
Performance Top Speed: 180+ mph
Time to speed 0 to 80 mph: 7 secs
Range City (15 mpg): 1350 miles
Combined (19 mpg): 1710 miles
Highway (25 mpg): 2250 miles
Braking 90 – 0 mph 275 ft. in 4.2 secs. (1 g)

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATION
Performance Max Speed Vne: 320 mph
Top Speed (100%): 275 mph@18,000′
Cruise Speed (75%): 250 mph
Economy Speed (55%): 230 mph
Minimum Rotate Speed: 68 mph Minimum
T.O. Distance: With Power Assist 475 ft.
Distance to clear 50′ Obstacle: 560 ft.
Without Power Assist 1400 ft.
Minimum flight Speed w/flaps: 70 mph
Approach Speed: 80 mph
Range (75% – 23 gph): 975 miles – No reserves
Range (55% – 17 gph): 1150 miles – No reserves

The car mode performance is in the “super-car” class (such as Porsche Carrera, Ferrari, etc.). An indication of the acceleration performance can be made evaluating the horsepower to weight ratio (the smaller the number the better the performance). The OverDrive HWR is 5.4:1. Other sports cars, super cars, and a few airplanes are shown below for comparison.


Aircraft / Car Performance Comparison
 

Vehicle
Empty Weight (lbs)
Horsepower (BHP)
HP / Weight Ratio
Top Speed
LaBiche Automotive OverDrive
2450
450
5.4
275 (air)
180 (ground)
Beechcraft Bonanza
2250
300
7.5
246
McLauren F1
2244
550
4.1
240
Jaguar XJ220
3031
542
6.4
217
Chevrolet Corvette
3100
375
8.3
197

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