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Old 08-31-2011, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome !
It sounds like the pod racers from Star Wars
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's a direct link to the YouTube video:



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.
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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.
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It revs so HIGH!
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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
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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.
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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...
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Should have got Sabine to do it.

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

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