you need a high iq to get the E This might be my most insane creation yet. This is the 1978 Soliad Tau-59 XHP1, or "Experimental High Performance." Only 25 non-street-legal prototypes - no catalytic converter - were ever made. (Nowadays, it is so old that nobody cares about its emissions, and you can actually drive it on the highway.) It used a DOHC, turbocharged, fuel-injected variant of the notoriously-bad Baton Rouge I4, managing to squeeze out around 250 HP at high RPM. As it was turbocharged in 1978, it was unreliable and suffered from severe turbo lag - if you screwed up the launch, you weren't going anywhere. If you could somehow get it going, first gear would take you all the way up to 75 MPH, and it could pretty much be driven exclusively in second gear. The transmission would keep you squarely in the power band, never allowing the turbocharger to spin down - this certainly didn't help reliability. The top speed was claimed to be 150 MPH but was really around 148 - not bad for a subcompact. Fuel economy, though? Fuhgeddaboudit. It got around 12 MPG.