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Old 11-19-2005, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default X-1 electric car trounces Modena and Carerra GT

http://www.kron.com/Global/story.asp?S=4122234

Click the video. Watch and pick your jaw off the floor. That thing can launch!
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:54 AM   #2
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Dammit, I meant this for Proven Power Bragging
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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It's an electric ya know. Where you been... Try nedra.
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:38 AM   #4
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Looks like the guy modified an Aerial Atom to be electric.

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:21 AM   #5
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Looks like the guy modified an Aerial Atom to be electric.

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
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Yeah, it's an Aerial Atom.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:28 AM   #7
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^^I thought that that was obvious by now.

My electric car nut friend built his son a mini-electric drag bike complete with wheelie bars. He races it too. The thing does burn outs and the qtr in about 14sec. It's hilarious, it'll blow away a WRX... and its the size of a mini-bike. They're from the Bay area, figures.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:41 AM   #8
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^^I thought that that was obvious by now.

My electric car nut friend built his son a mini-electric drag bike complete with wheelie bars. He races it too. The thing does burn outs and the qtr in about 14sec. It's hilarious, it'll blow away a WRX... and its the size of a mini-bike. They're from the Bay area, figures.

PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE POST A VIDEO OF THIS!!!!!!

PLEASE.
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Old 11-19-2005, 12:16 PM   #9
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pretty neat. my favorite part, though, was just hearing the Porsche scream through the gears.
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:23 PM   #10
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Yeah, I thought it was pretty obvious it was electric as well.

Given that my subject line is: "X-1 electric car trounces Modena and Carerra GT" ...

*golf clap*
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:48 PM   #11
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Electric motor... peak torque at 0rpm.

Very cool idea converting the Arial Atom. I would love to take that for a spin around a track.
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Old 11-19-2005, 07:48 PM   #12
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Of course it can launch. It makes 100% of its torque at 0 RPMS.

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Old 11-19-2005, 07:49 PM   #13
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Electric motor... peak torque at 0rpm.

Very cool idea converting the Arial Atom. I would love to take that for a spin around a track.
I got mine in first, you just got the nod b/c you're a mod...
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:35 PM   #14
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Of course it can launch. It makes 100% of its torque at 0 RPMS.
kinda funny to think if you were to rev it up and dump its clutch it would launch slower and be less likely to fry tires...
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:24 PM   #15
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PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE POST A VIDEO OF THIS!!!!!!

PLEASE.
I can't this was almost a decade ago.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:36 PM   #16
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Yes.. electric is superior in performance.. I knew this from my R/C car racing days. The modified class electric cars would KILL the gas powered cars any day everything else being equal (Awaits flamage).

Still, nothing beats a roaring internal combustion engine for pure visceral appeal; excluding the super annoying ~30k rpm 2-stroke motors on gas powered R/C cars of course! The one thing I do like about those gas powered R/C car motors though.. is the burnt fuel smell: NITRO METHANE!

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Old 11-23-2005, 03:58 AM   #17
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Umm, maybe I am blind but there is NO link to a video on that page, can somebody post a direct link to the vid, maybe they removed it?
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:25 AM   #18
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Now put the electric powertrain in an actual car, add enough batteries to give it a halfway usable range (not just enough for a 1/4 mile pass) and watch it run a 17.

Electric motors are great and all, but they don't really make sense in a performance car because of the range vs. weight vs. performance issue. With current technology, a 300hp electric motor would need like 1000lb worth of batteries alone, unless you're happy with a single digit range. Until we get _significantly_ lighter batteries or suitable technology to produce electricity on the fly, internal combustion is the only way to go for everything that needs to run for longer than just a few seconds.

Btw, Venturi (french sportscar manufacturer) sells an electric sportscar already:
http://www.venturi.fr/us/fetish/specs/specs.php3
Costs about the same as a CGT, though.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:55 PM   #19
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Now put the electric powertrain in an actual car, add enough batteries to give it a halfway usable range (not just enough for a 1/4 mile pass) and watch it run a 17.

Electric motors are great and all, but they don't really make sense in a performance car because of the range vs. weight vs. performance issue. With current technology, a 300hp electric motor would need like 1000lb worth of batteries alone, unless you're happy with a single digit range. Until we get _significantly_ lighter batteries or suitable technology to produce electricity on the fly, internal combustion is the only way to go for everything that needs to run for longer than just a few seconds.

Btw, Venturi (french sportscar manufacturer) sells an electric sportscar already:
http://www.venturi.fr/us/fetish/specs/specs.php3
Costs about the same as a CGT, though.

My same friend built a 914 electric. It looked so sweat with the Carrera body kit on it, until you opened her up and saw the massive amountage of batteries. At which point you'd start laughing when the realization of sheer weight of it all smacks you upside the head.


Sounds great, but...

BTW, the electric powertrain in a normal car uses, the car's drivetrain. Other than the electric motor and batteries, it uses the existing tranny etc. The loss is in the weight of the batteries.
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:55 PM   #20
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Now put the electric powertrain in an actual car, add enough batteries to give it a halfway usable range (not just enough for a 1/4 mile pass) and watch it run a 17.
The GM ev1 was faster than the ford mustang GTs of the day.

Ran in the 14s iirc
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:43 PM   #21
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Technically at 0 rpm it makes 0 torque. Try again.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:29 PM   #22
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is it just me, cause I can't seem to find the video anywhere. I looked over the page for a good 4 minutes a can't find the video link?
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:25 PM   #23
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+1 to request the video...all I see is a big white box where a video looks like it's supposed to be.

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Old 11-25-2005, 07:14 AM   #24
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i think the carrera gt and the ferrari would be more fun to drive...
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Old 11-25-2005, 08:37 AM   #25
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why does it have to make no torque at no rpm?

it makes no bhp yes, but you can generate loads of torque without moving.

consider a breaker bar before the nut cracks! loads of torque on the thing, just an equal an opposite reaction torque. But as you push down on the breaker bar, there is no question you are applying a torque.
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