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Old 02-08-2010, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The eight copies of the Andros Car 03-Evo 2 built by Exagon Engineering held up quite well and put their torquey (147 pound-feet) 90 kW (122 horsepower) Siemens AC motors to good use, rounding the seven different circuits only a couple seconds slower than their long-established gas-powered marquee'd-marque-built cousins.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure there are a lot of people tha abhor the idea, but I kinda like watching a car race and hearing that electric motor whine instead of screaming loud engines. Sound kinda like the future...
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The people who miss the engine roar... I wonder if they also miss the tire squeal too (none on snow/ice!)
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Now that's something interesting & new. Though the idea still seems to be in its infancy, it looks like..it's going to have a good future.
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Now that's something interesting & new. Though the idea still seems to be in its infancy, it looks like..it's going to have a good future.
( Actually some of the first 'race cars' were electric )

Good to see this finally coming full circle !
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The electrics have been around since 2006... So not that new... This is the first full series though...

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