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Old 12-24-2008, 08:23 PM   #25
Chromer
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Join Date: Jun 2002
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Vehicle:
08 Yamaha WR250R
07 Suzuki DL650

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This has some potential...

Actually, I can see someone with relatively deep pockets finding major competitive advantage by converting a WRX over to a serial hybrid driveline. The engine is connected only to a generator, the wheels connected to an electric motor (or two, or four) and a high-power (not necessarily high-capacity) battery pack.

You can constantly put 300-400HP into your battery from the engine, but you can draw out maybe double or 3x that at peak so long as your average draw is less than what the motor is putting in. It makes the turbo inlet restrictor essentially irrelevant. Think GpB peak power levels...

The first one would be cubic dollars to build and debug though...
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