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Formula E 2018 Concept
02-14-2017, 05:30 PM (This post was last modified: 02-14-2017 05:31 PM by leonbray.)
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Formula E 2018 Concept
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Article here
https://drivetribe.com/p/Vq1lL4t4R2qE3q5...ce=Organic

be interesting how it turns out

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02-14-2017, 10:53 PM
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looks like that thing newey designed for gran turismo a while back.
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02-17-2017, 10:06 AM
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(02-14-2017 10:53 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  looks like that thing newey designed for gran turismo a while back.

What a difference not being hindered by expectation of what the series should like makes!

I have to believe this series will gradually catch up to F1 in interest levels as the tech makes them faster and more spectacular to race. Plus the race lengths will appeal more to the new generation of race fans.

I would imagine we'll see a leap in battery tech in the next 5 years with so much more R&D money is focused on it, especially with car manufacturers getting involved where they could run tech that isn't ready for the consumer market.
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02-17-2017, 07:26 PM
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(02-17-2017 10:06 AM)chemics Wrote:  
(02-14-2017 10:53 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  looks like that thing newey designed for gran turismo a while back.

What a difference not being hindered by expectation of what the series should like makes!

I have to believe this series will gradually catch up to F1 in interest levels as the tech makes them faster and more spectacular to race. Plus the race lengths will appeal more to the new generation of race fans.

I would imagine we'll see a leap in battery tech in the next 5 years with so much more R&D money is focused on it, especially with car manufacturers getting involved where they could run tech that isn't ready for the consumer market.


It's even transforming the retro-classic car industry. There is an increase in electrification of old style customs and classics as components get cheaper and the packaging and performance advantages are recognised

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02-17-2017, 08:02 PM
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I'm currently driving around with free fuel nearly all the time thanks to "concepts" like this. It won't last but while it does make me look green people.

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02-17-2017, 11:03 PM (This post was last modified: 02-17-2017 11:04 PM by frankdouglason.)
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(02-17-2017 07:26 PM)leonbray Wrote:  It's even transforming the retro-classic car industry. There is an increase in electrification of old style customs and classics as components get cheaper and the packaging and performance advantages are recognised

i would love to get an electric Porsche 718 RSK for quick trips around town in the summer.
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02-18-2017, 12:17 AM (This post was last modified: 02-18-2017 12:23 AM by leonbray.)
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(02-17-2017 11:03 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  
(02-17-2017 07:26 PM)leonbray Wrote:  It's even transforming the retro-classic car industry. There is an increase in electrification of old style customs and classics as components get cheaper and the packaging and performance advantages are recognised

i would love to get an electric Porsche 718 RSK for quick trips around town in the summer.

That would be fun - nice and light

Weight is the big killer to electric power in my 68 Cougar. Even with the engine cradle replacing the diff and rear axle and the battery pack fitted in the transmission tunnel, I'm starting with a car that is too heavy. Electric power steering and the motor to power the a/c add weight to the front. Plus Nissan Leaf battery packs are the only ones generally available and they arent too efficient

Looked at producing fenders, trunk and hood in carbon fibre - but the market isn't big enough and a lot of Cougar owners have one because they are cheaper than a Mustang, but offer a better class of vehicle.

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02-18-2017, 04:53 PM
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The host will be happy, another French victory!

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02-18-2017, 11:32 PM
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Three on the trot for Renault / Buemi... and a Prost and a Piquet in the top 5

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02-25-2017, 10:00 AM
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That thing looks like the sort of unnecessary kitchen implement my wife keeps on buying, that I usually end up skinning my knuckles on.

(02-17-2017 08:02 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  I'm currently driving around with free fuel nearly all the time thanks to "concepts" like this. It won't last but while it does make me look green people.

How's it going, Peter?

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02-25-2017, 07:56 PM
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(02-25-2017 10:00 AM)drmarkf Wrote:  How's it going, Peter?

Very good indeed, great car and it costs next to nothing to run. Only problem is people asking you what happens if it runs out of electricity. How do you charge etc.

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