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Old 11-05-2019, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All electric, all muscle!? How about 900 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque right now! Phi-Power dual-core electric motor with dual power inverters. Webasto supplied the 800-v battery system that produces a megawatt of electrical power. So retro; still uses a 6-speed manual transmission, Torsen differential, performance half shafts and sending it to the rear wheels. https://www.motor1.com/news/380563/f...m-manual-sema/

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Old 11-06-2019, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Megawatt gives you 1340 hp, but only while you can cool it, which is way before the batteries empty. Bet you can only run that for a 1/2 mile because lots of that megawatt will be heat. John Metric over on DIYelectric was doing that for 9 seconds.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All electric, all muscle!? How about 900 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque right now! Phi-Power dual-core electric motor with dual power inverters. Webasto supplied the 800-v battery system that produces a megawatt of electrical power. So retro; still uses a 6-speed manual transmission, Torsen differential, performance half shafts and sending it to the rear wheels. https://www.motor1.com/news/380563/f...m-manual-sema/
If it gets people thinking about motors instead of engines I'll take that as progress.
There's a rumor about an all-electric NASCAR.Anyone heard anything?
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Interesting that we've somehow adopted a distinction between motor and engine when they are synonymous. It makes sense considering the usefulness of distinguishing between 2 very different technologies.

You'll still hear people say they "blew the motor", or we refer to trains as "engines".

Then you've got Toyota referring to it as a motor/generator unit, since it acts as both.
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With my first car (2000 - 2004) I talked to several shops because someone suggested that I had a bad motor mount, but since motors are generally electric and engines are usually internal combustion, I called them engine mounts, and every single person asked "You mean motor mounts?
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Yeah, weird how we do that. The words are interchangable, but I'd be all for defining them to mean different things since there is much utility in distinguishing them. We'd need a new word for engine though, because a universal "power plant" word is useful. When you say mitochondria is the engine of body cells, it gives you an idea of what it does.

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