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I'm not sure whether to be interested or horrified by this:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/mclaren-to-supply-ev-groundwork-for-formula-e-cars/
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I'm not sure whether to be interested or horrified by this:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/mclaren-to-supply-ev-groundwork-for-formula-e-cars/


This might work well for the eco-lovers, but I don't see it as anything more than that.  

 

For those worried about the noise, electric motors at those specs produce a hell of a whine. 

 

Assuming that the battery performance is increased in the coming years, where do we get the electricity from? Do we have enough of it to power every car? Maybe something like Tesla's superchargers, but I'm not sure how much power can it provide per day.

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This might work well for the eco-lovers, but I don't see it as anything more than that.  

 

For those worried about the noise, electric motors at those specs produce a hell of a whine. 

 

Assuming that the battery performance is increased in the coming years, where do we get the electricity from? Do we have enough of it to power every car? Maybe something like Tesla's superchargers, but I'm not sure how much power can it provide per day.

Well, depending on the track layout, regenerative braking can recover some of the energy used for acceleration, but certainly not all of it.

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Hey, you never know!  I thought Audi was out of their minds when they wanted to build diesel grand prix cars...

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Drive-By-Wire. Makes sense. Kind of terrifying if it fails, but I doubt it's anywhere near as bad as the Vista-mobile. very_evil_smiley.gif

...and then suddenly, Vista!

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lol vista ain't half bad if you got Vista 64 Bit Ultimate and a SSD ;). I actually liked it but still prefer my Windows 7 64  bit :). Can't really see it working out on a phone though lol. Would need at least 4 gigs of ram on the phone lol :P.

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lol vista ain't half bad if you got Vista 64 Bit Ultimate and a SSD wink.gif. I actually liked it but still prefer my Windows 7 64  bit smily_headphones1.gif. Can't really see it working out on a phone though lol. Would need at least 4 gigs of ram on the phone lol :P.

Go back a few pages to proton's post about jet cars. wink.gif
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Go back a few pages to proton's post about jet cars. wink.gif


Vista = 700

 

 

 

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I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen

Edited by proton007 - 11/14/12 at 1:51am
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Hey, you never know!  I thought Audi was out of their minds when they wanted to build diesel grand prix cars...
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I'm not sure whether to be interested or horrified by this:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/13/mclaren-to-supply-ev-groundwork-for-formula-e-cars/

Word is, they're actively working on an all EV 12C, and if anyone can make something like that work, they can.

I'm looking through the Eleanor replicas for sale, there's quite a lot of them, but I've went through most of the play money.
Edited by Magick Man - 11/14/12 at 1:56am
post #925 of 7303
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Well, depending on the track layout, regenerative braking can recover some of the energy used for acceleration, but certainly not all of it.


No I meant the use of electric cars in the daily sense.

 

The whole point of EV Racing is to get it mainstream, to have the "trickle down" effect of high performance innovation to regular and affordable use.

 

I reckon if all the cars running in the world were to go electric, we wouldn't have enough electricity to power half of them.

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Word is, they're actively working on an all EV 12C, and if anyone can make something like that work, they can.
I'm looking through the Eleanor replicas for sale, there's quite a lot of them, but I've went through most of the play money.

Well time to save up :P 

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Sigh I think I am living in the wrong country..........

But honestly what would you rather the style of the Lambo or the style of the Accord? 

 

Of course we all prefer the looks of the lambo... even if the late 70's countach had no forward, rear, left, or right vision, seats that make life difficult for anyone over 5' 9",  windows that won't roll down more than a few inches and no A/C.  You are right though if someone offered me a choice I would take the old impractical Countach and just drive short distances.  :D The newer Lamborghini's fixed most of those issues, but the countach is just so unique.

 

What country are you from.   Unless your from N.Korea there should be some nice cool cars around.  If you're in the old soviet bloc just steal whatever you want and save the money for bribes. tongue.gif j/k

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The Countach did have AC in the later models, it just didn't work and only had 2 vents. lol
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Speaking of a DT Pantera, newly listed:





1972, 390 Stroker, 5-spd ZF gearbox, Carbon Kevlar brakes, multi-link suspension. Would this count as a classic muscle car? wink.gif
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Back in the 80's I used to see a woman on the roads around me that drove a bright yellow Countach. A friend of mine lived near her and told me that she was a very successful stuntwoman for TV & movies. That made perfect sense - I imagine it would be pretty much impossible for her to get any kind of insurance, and in that case, you might as well drive a Countach... tongue.gif
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