/DRIVE CENTRAL - October 1, 2012
This week, Drive Central comes to you from the Paris Motor Show, with Chris Harris -- this week on CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS, Chris gets a first look at new Porsche 918 Spyder supercar, Alex Roy's still uncovering Latvia's awesomeness on LIVE AND LET DRIVE and a new season of BIG MUSCLE debuts.
Porsche 918 Spyder: a Ride In Porsche's Hybrid Hypercar - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Porsche was testing the 918 at the Nurburgring, they invited us to take a quick ride on the road, not on the track sadly. I normally hate these shotgun features, unless they involve Group B cars, but the 918 needs some understanding.
The Ultra-Light, 505 WHP AVI Racing Corvette GT1 - /TUNED
Tuned heads to Inde Motorsports Park in the Arizona to meet with the guys from AVI racing who have solved a problem that has plagued track warriors for decades: If you want to go to the track, why start with a street car? For less than the price of a new C6 Corvette, AVI's Corvette GT1 has the racing technology and performance needed to spank some of the world's quickest GT race cars.
Formula-E, Electric Racing for the Future - /SHAKEDOWN
When IndyCar's Andretti Autosport announced itself as a team entry in the new FIA Formula E Championship launching in 2014, it's time for Leo Parente and ShakeDown to bring you up to speed on this global open-wheel racing series that will run on full-electric power. 10 races, 10 teams, 2 drivers per team, 4 cars - because rather than change tires or swap batteries, the 2 mandatory pitstops in each 1-hour race will see drivers swapping cars to keep racing [the other car recharges between stops]. Then, there is the RC car sound vs 'real engines'! http://www.fiaformulae.com FIA Formula E Championship Official Web Site