7/25/2009 21:23 Portland International Raceway Drag Race
Alec Proudfoot drives Jorg Brown's Tango EV in near record time for
new modified production EV, 228 V (193 to 240 V) class.
12.969 seconds for 1/4 mile drag race with top speed of 99.84 mph.
Running On Lithium: White Zombie vs. Mazda Turbo
This is the beginning of the docu "Running On Lithium" and it features John
Wayland's Electric White Zombie vs. Mazda turbo Rotary Power.
Clip from the documentary: Running On Lithium.
Are backyard engineers pioneering the future of the electric car? As
street-legal electric cars race against muscle cars, this documentary
provides a thrilling insight into the future of renewable energy:
Journeyman Pictures. Thanks for looking!
INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES AND WHEELSTANDS
Taken from Carnage Fest 2 DVD, Check out http://www.urbanhillbilly.com for
the best in Heads Up Drag Racing video and DVDs. Urban Hillbilly Action
Videos Drag racing, wheelstand, crash, and saves. Pro Mod, Outlaw 10.5 Drag
1978 NHRA Sportsnationals
The late, great, Modified eliminator. If you've never witnessed Modified
Production and Gas-class cars in action, you really missed drag racing's
most exciting era!
Sure, drag cars are making more horsepower and torque than
ever, with resulting quicker and faster ET's and MPH, but the sounds of these
high rpm, manual shift race cars--sans any electronic rev limiters--is no
longer around. Ditto for the mean sounding/cool looking dry hops, as the
cars approach the start line (after the burnout) is unfortunately, a thing
of the past.
Tango - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
Tango is an innovative half-lane tandem two-seat commuter car with over 33
kWh of lithium-ion battery storage. This striking vehicle challenges our
perception of what a vehicle can be. A crowd favorite, this BEV is poised
to enter low-volume production.
Class: Alternative (Tandem)
No. of wheels: Four
Drive type: Rear-wheel drive
Power source: 2 100-hp electric motors, one driving each rear wheel. Fuel
type: Electricity. 1.6 kwh of lead-acid batteries are standard, but in the
Xprize competition, the car will run with about 8 kwh of lithium-ion
Claimed range: 40 miles with lead-acid batteries; 200 on lithium ion
Charging: 110-volt, 40 amp on-board charger.
For more information: http://progressiveautoxprize.org
Watch Awards Show Live 9/16/2010
Tesla Roadster vs. Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (996?)
Find the winner by clicking "more info"!
The winner is...the Tesla Roadster.
This is the Tesla Roadster electric car vs. the Porsche 911 Carrera
Cabriolet (996?) in a drag race in Denmark, both tops off. Internal
combustion engine versus the electric motor.
I just posted this video on youtube for youtube users to see, after
noticing it not being posted here after so long; the video belongs to Tesla
Roadster @ Facebook (don't sue me Siry, I'll take it down if requested).
Sorry about the video & sound quality, that's how it came, probably camera
Tesla Roadster (Powertrain 1.0, 2 speed)
3-phase, 4-pole, AC electric motor
Power: 248 hp @ 8400 rpm
Torque: 211 lb-ft @ 0 rpm
0-60: 4.0 seconds
Top speed: 125 mph
Curb weight: 2690 lbs
Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (996)
3.6L flat six engine
Power: 315 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 273 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
0-60: 5.0 seconds
Top speed: 177 mph
Curb weight: 3135 lbs (Manual), 3256 lbs (Automatic)
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie.
This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric
power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all
electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$20.00 per 100kms.
EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp
- Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts
- Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1
- Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)
GOTO: http://tinyurl.com/276c4a4 FOR COMPLETE REVIEW
Susan Carpenter has a look at the E-Tracer, the all-electric
X-Prize-winning "cabin motorcycle" that averages 205.3 miles per gallon
equivalent and can reach a top speed of 200 mph. The "less than $100,000"
vehicle will go into production in 2011. Its target market is California.
VIDEO BY DON KELSEN MYUNG CHUN SUSAN CARPENTER
Commuter Cars' TANGO
"It takes two, to Tango! This is one of the most exciting new electric
cars..comming soon! More info @ www.commutercars.com
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November
12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro
motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin
Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro
entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time
at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final
round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off
against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
Driving the Tango
I got a chance to test drive the Tango electric car at the Detroit Auto
Show Press Preview. I never expected to like an electric car this much,
but I was actually impressed. It's a cool design and looks like it could
be a lot of fun to drive. It's a two seater electric car with 805 hp. I'm
talking with Bryan Woodbury; one of the designers of the car. The car was
designed and built by Bryan and his father Rick. The car is 100% American
World's Greatest Drag Race 3!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with twelve of the
world's best supercars and sports cars for 2013 facing off in an epic
quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's
field includes all twelve contenders from Motor Trend's 2013 Best Driver's
Car Powered by Mobil 1 (https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMobil1). We
have the Nissan GT-R Track Edition, SRT Viper, Jaguar F-Type V-8 S, Aston
Martin Vanquish, Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG, Bentley Continental GT Speed,
Porsche Cayman S, Audi R8 V-10 Plus, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series,
BMW M6, Ford Focus ST and Porsche 911 Carrera 4S -- all gathered together
on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is
the fastest. Obviously these twelve competitors display a wide range of
power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining
them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple...
Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 3 concludes our special 2013 Best Driver's Car
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