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Old 31 Aug 2011, 12:55 (Ref:2948843)   #1
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Could this be the future of sports car racing?

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/1009778...811&email=true


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Old 31 Aug 2011, 12:57 (Ref:2948845)   #2
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Could this be the future of sports car racing?
Not if they want anyone to actually pay attention to it.
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Old 31 Aug 2011, 15:33 (Ref:2948912)   #3
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Not yet. But if they can extend the battery life, or get this working, I don't see why not in the future.
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Old 31 Aug 2011, 16:48 (Ref:2948935)   #4
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Blah Blah too quiet Blah Blah was better in the old days (ignoring the fact that electric cars predate petrol) Blah Blah confusing global warming with the local temperature Blah Blah left wing conspiracy

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Old 31 Aug 2011, 18:15 (Ref:2948973)   #5
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Blah Blah too quiet Blah Blah was better in the old days (ignoring the fact that electric cars predate petrol) Blah Blah confusing global warming with the local temperature Blah Blah left wing conspiracy
Yes, and August was colder than what some other Augusts have been too - cast iron proof its all a do-gooder myth.
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Old 31 Aug 2011, 22:09 (Ref:2949115)   #6
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If so , Im gone fishin !!!
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Old 1 Sep 2011, 09:17 (Ref:2949265)   #7
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I hope to god it's not.
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Old 1 Sep 2011, 09:49 (Ref:2949284)   #8
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All those electric cars are absolute rubbish. You just bring air pollution from streets to the areas where power plants are situated. So it's absolute useless.
The other way - energy recovery with highly efficient turbo engines. This is the future.
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Old 1 Sep 2011, 13:27 (Ref:2949422)   #9
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Y'all DO know there IS already an Electric Car Race Series??? More demo than anything else this year, but...
http://www.evcup.com/EVCUP-English/race-schedule-2
See the Paul Drayson Thread for details...
http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=129276


Though I do note the loss of the European season, and the 2 US rounds now kicking things off.

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Old 3 Sep 2011, 18:49 (Ref:2950368)   #10
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What we need are methane powered piston engined cars. We can pour in the horsesh_t and cow manure, race cars and clean up the environment in one fell swoop. Bah to electric.

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My God - the nose of that thing is just sooooooooooooo offensive! It's like watching an aerodynamic milf float. After listening to the glorious sound of the McLaren Honda (watched Senna again last night), the phrase 'chalk and cheese' just doesn't do justice - it's almost an insult to the 'Ring......

Can any of you guys seriously envisage going to a meeting to watch an entrire field of those things? Can you imagine Le Mans.....? The thought is just too hideous to contemplate....

And yes, I am an old traditionalist and I and others are perfectly entitled to be - before we're accused of not looking ahead to the future.
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My God - the nose of that thing is just sooooooooooooo offensive! It's like watching an aerodynamic milf float. After listening to the glorious sound of the McLaren Honda (watched Senna again last night), the phrase 'chalk and cheese' just doesn't do justice - it's almost an insult to the 'Ring......

Can any of you guys seriously envisage going to a meeting to watch an entrire field of those things? Can you imagine Le Mans.....? The thought is just too hideous to contemplate....

And yes, I am an old traditionalist and I and others are perfectly entitled to be - before we're accused of not looking ahead to the future.
Hey man i'm with you. Why on earth would I want to hear nothing when i could hear a V12?

Maybe people need to realise that car guys watch motorsport. Not hippies.
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Agreed, and why would anyone support a future we're just not interested in?
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Hey man i'm with you. Why on earth would I want to hear nothing when i could hear a V12?

Maybe people need to realise that car guys watch motorsport. Not hippies.
Quite simply many car guys can no longer afford to run anything performance related, at that point motorsport and performance motoring become redundant. In the latest Evo it states UK 5-series sales stand at 7210, of those 5934 are of the base 520d with only 51 550i's sold.

Future performance levels won't reduce, they'll simply be achieved using fewer resources and reduced costs. Neither will all cars use one form of motive power, not to mention variations of each type. Afterall you wouldn't lump together a 6.0 V12 and 1.0 4-cylinder as one and the same.

Developments in the motoring world seem to be accelerating, when you look back at something as recent as the mid-'90's they look accient.

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Not necessarily on looks - you only have to glance at your avatar to know that......
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