Build Your Own Car That Gets 100 Miles Per Gallon

Inspired by classic race cars but grounded in frugality, MAX may be the world’s coolest DIY car that gets 100 miles per gallon.

Cruising At 100 MPG
The roadster version of MAX is a joy to drive, but you can also add a top.
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Jack McCornack And MAX
Jack McCornack has logged more than 100,000 miles in his 100-mpg car.
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MAX 100 MPG Car
The community of MAX hobbyists can show you how to build your own car and eat up miles at 100 mpg.
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MAX gets mistaken for vintage race cars, from Jaguar to Aston Martin to Ferrari.
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MAX Interior
MAX is practical as a second car, or as a primary car for those who rarely need more space than a two-seater provides.
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Many of MAX's components are ready-made, including the Garmin GPS "speedometer."
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Many of MAX's components are ready-made, including the turbocharged Kubota diesel engine.
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MAX Under a Bridge
MAX, the 100-mpg DIY car, is a conversation starter.
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