Race Car?

When I told my dad what kind of car I have, I didn’t come right out and say it. Instead, I gave him hints and made him guess. On paper, you can make the i-MiEV sound like a race car!


  • Wider tires in the back than in the front
  • Rear-engine (motor!)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • De-Dion rear suspension
  • 9,900 RPM redline
  • Does 81 MPH in first gear

My dad, a long-time car nut, did a very good job of guessing. He thought of the Mazda RX-8. Although it doesn’t have a De-Dion rear suspension or a rear-mounted engine, the Rotary engine does have a 9,000 RPM redline. Good guess!

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