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deathtrain 08-31-2011 08:54 PM

EV sets record
 
I am a racer at heart and keep up with the Nurburgring. it is a good test for the auto makers. I seen this today and it mixes my racing and my eco.

Toyota Sets Record With Electric Racing Car | FoxNews.com

Cd 08-31-2011 09:45 PM

Awesome !
It sounds like the pod racers from Star Wars :)

NeilBlanchard 08-31-2011 10:13 PM

Here's a direct link to the YouTube video:

[youtube]iwHO6sC7Lhs[/youtube]

They could have wrung a bit more out of it, and maybe with better aero drag and taller gearing...?

Top speed is 161mph, if I am not mistaken. It is amazing to go that fast and be *able* to hear the tire squeal.

deathtrain 08-31-2011 10:34 PM

no actually they need a better driver. I have watched videos of the track enough that I have it memorized. (it is on my bucket list to drive) but some time he lifted to soon and then gave it a little gas to get to a corner. A few times he didnt stand on it when he should have. then a few time he was in the wrong racing line. all in all good run. but a lot of room to bring those times down.

Angmaar 08-31-2011 10:44 PM

It revs so HIGH!

Nevyn 09-01-2011 12:52 PM

Why does it need mirrors if it's just going to go forward around the track? Looks pretty barren out there to me - I doubt they really needed to waste the 0.03-0.05 Cd points on fender mirrors.... :P

gone-ot 09-01-2011 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nevyn (Post 259101)
Why does it need mirrors if it's just going to go forward around the track? Looks pretty barren out there to me - I doubt they really needed to waste the 0.03-0.05 Cd points on fender mirrors.... :P

...because during "real" races, cars *do* come up from behind unexpectedly when they pass you.

Nevyn 09-01-2011 01:11 PM

Name me one "real" race that this EV would work for. :P

I bet they're on their because whatever car classification they built this to fit requires mirrors. :) Just the first thing my ecomodder brain saw...

Arragonis 09-01-2011 02:58 PM

Should have got Sabine to do it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc

theforce 11-06-2011 02:56 PM

Thats a really cool video. I would love to have something that fast. Maybe a Tesla Roadster would do.


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