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I don't see any advantage with this unless it's used for a limo. Please elaborate if you know a good use for this in a normal-sized car.

asked Dec 02 '10 at 01:55

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The reason why this would be beneficial is because each wheel would need less horse-power to get great acceleration. So it would cut back on how much fuel it consumes.

The worst thing about something like that is that when you get your tires changed, expect double the price...

answered Dec 02 '10 at 05:59

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thanks for explaining, can't wait tll we get hover cars

(Dec 03 '10 at 02:09) zman zman's gravatar image

We aren't going to get hover cars, because they would need to reconstruct the highway system. How on earth would you be able to make a newly structured system like that?

The only way for something like that is if every car would be connected to Air Traffic Control, which, with the limitations of it now, will not be able to happen.

(Dec 03 '10 at 08:42) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Hover cars can just be cars hovering just above roads, it doesn't necessarily mean flying cars.

(Dec 03 '10 at 12:13) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

How would that be beneficial (other than having a little less traffic)? You'd have to pay probably twice as much for a vehicle that you still have to obey the limits/speeds on the road. That system wouldn't work.

That's why I'm thinking about getting my pilot's license.

(Dec 03 '10 at 17:07) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

I like Mattophobia's idea.

(Dec 03 '10 at 19:23) zman zman's gravatar image

"The reason why this would be beneficial is because each wheel would need less horse-power to get great acceleration. So it would cut back on how much fuel it consumes."

What?!? Did you just make this up?

(Apr 02 '11 at 15:46) Zlpha Zlpha's gravatar image

No, there was a show on TV (either Discovery or History channel) a few years ago, and it had an electronic car that had eight wheels. That vehicle accelerated just as fast as a Lamborghini. So the creators of that vehicle went over to Japan or China and asked the manufacturers of the taxis how the vehicle lasted all day without needing to be recharged. I can't really remember the rest of the show, because it was a few years ago.

If I'm spewing lies, I'm just repeating what that TV network originally said in their show.

(Apr 02 '11 at 16:31) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

It would use far more gas to power 6 tires then it would 4, and the added drag and extra weight of the tires and rims would also contribute to fuel consumption. This car would be slow and horrible on gas.

(Jun 16 '11 at 09:59) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image
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answered Dec 02 '10 at 08:44

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it would be cool in theory, but in real life you need efficiency and hp distribution, stability and much more. It's not efficient to have 4 wheels on a side.

answered Dec 04 '10 at 05:07

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Less Horsepower by adding wheels??? are you kidding??? I guess you're IGNORING the added WEIGHT of 4 more wheels.... added mechanical equipment another DRIVE SHAFT...upgrades to the transmission.... not a good fit.... Makes sense for BUSES and TRUCKS but not passenger cars...

answered Jun 16 '11 at 10:29

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...Be expensive when it came time to get new tires...

answered Dec 02 '10 at 15:31

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i would like it, because of the better fuel distribution but the cost of changing tires would be much to tremendous

answered Dec 02 '10 at 17:26

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Good for fuel and acceleration, but bad for tires, since they will add up the cost by a LOT!

answered Apr 02 '11 at 20:48

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We are trying to get better cars by using the brand-new hybrid, to save the world instead of consume more.

answered Apr 03 '11 at 02:31

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I think that only longer cars need more than 4 wheels. Sometimes you see trucks with 6 wheels. It's more for stability and ride comfort than anything so the middle of the car doesn't sway around in between the wheels

answered Apr 03 '11 at 07:09

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