JimmYK
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:05 pm

LAev wrote:There is a certain nostalgia to the muscle car



Yes. They are elegant too but I have to admit they aren't very good for the environment.

meghb
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:34 pm

I see a lot of muscle car fans. I'm going to disappoint you guys. I don't like them.

aidan
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:33 pm

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/could- ... 2016-09-15

I think Electric Vehicles also play a role in this. The EV's offer comfort and effeciency and cost savings so in the long run people are opting for a more eco friendly and practical vehicle

LAev
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:46 pm

tylerc wrote:
JimmYK wrote:1967 Chevy Impala. And my choice has got everything to do with Supernatural! :D


Supernatural has made that car really famous but it's good though.


I'm going to have to check out Supernatural I'm assuming it's the show Supernatural right?

tylerc
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:16 pm

LAev wrote:
tylerc wrote:
JimmYK wrote:1967 Chevy Impala. And my choice has got everything to do with Supernatural! :D


Supernatural has made that car really famous but it's good though.


I'm going to have to check out Supernatural I'm assuming it's the show Supernatural right?


The one and only! I'm a huge fan!

aidan
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:45 am

Well looks like I have to check out Supernatural hahaha

ginforce
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:19 pm

A 1965 model Volkswagen beetle is now the quickest Electric Car in the world. UK based Current Racing recently set a 1/4 mile time of 8.282s @ 159 mph at Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England.

The new for 2016 powertrain in Black Current III now runs 3x 9" brushed DC motors, a 2 speed gearbox and a Ford 9" diff. Power is supplied by 864x Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCo4) Battery cells via 2x 440 volt Zilla controllers.

Source: Current Racing


POSTED BY TSPORT100 AT 12:25 AM 2 COMMENTS
LABELS: BATTERY ELECTRIC CAR, MOTORSPORT, TV

https://youtu.be/oNhpaSg9qbw

ginforce
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:24 pm

Here is another good "need for speed"


As Hyundai prepares its trio of Ioniq electrified cars for sale in the US, the Korean automaker is taking the opportunity to showcase its strengths. One thing that definitely doesn't hurt its pre-launch standing in the eyes of potential customers is an FIA-ratified land speed record. As you'll see in the video above, Hyundai took a race-prepped Ioniq Hybrid prototype out to the Bonneville Salt Flats, where there are no speed limits or concrete barriers to hold it back. The result was a new record for a production-based hybrid, at 157.825 mph. The car also achieved a peak exit speed of 160.7 mph.

To push the limits of the eco-focused Ioniq Hybrid, Hyundai boosted power and decreased resistance. In terms of output, the company's Engineering and Quality team added low-restriction intake and exhaust systems, minimized parasitic losses by removing the air conditioning and other systems, remapped the ECU, and added a freakin' nitrous injection system from Nitrous Express. They swapped the standard hybrid model grille for that of the all-electric Ioniq, tweaked the underbody and air dam for aero, and stripped or otherwise modified interior components for weight. The lowered ride height (thanks to a Progress Competition coil-over suspension) and Goodyear Eagle rubber wrapped around aero wheels were a final visual testament to this hybrid's singular purpose.

For the sake of the driver, the Ioniq received a safety cage, racing seat, six-point harness, and fire suppression system. Finally – and while style points aren't part of the FIA record — the Ioniq was equipped with a racing parachute, which looks impressive on video, especially when you remember this car will be a fuel miser for the masses when it goes on sale later this year.

"We couldn't be more proud in setting the FIA hybrid-category record with our new Ioniq hybrid," says Hyundai VP of Corporate and Product Planning Mike O'Brien. "Our engineering team really pushed the limits to set this new segment benchmark while demonstrating the impressive durability of the entire Ioniq vehicle platform. We expect this will be the first of many accolades for Ioniq."


https://youtu.be/Y7SttfEsirY

LAev
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:55 pm

ginforce wrote:A 1965 model Volkswagen beetle is now the quickest Electric Car in the world. UK based Current Racing recently set a 1/4 mile time of 8.282s @ 159 mph at Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England.

The new for 2016 powertrain in Black Current III now runs 3x 9" brushed DC motors, a 2 speed gearbox and a Ford 9" diff. Power is supplied by 864x Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCo4) Battery cells via 2x 440 volt Zilla controllers.

Source: Current Racing


Awesome. Love high speeds

POSTED BY TSPORT100 AT 12:25 AM 2 COMMENTS
LABELS: BATTERY ELECTRIC CAR, MOTORSPORT, TV

https://youtu.be/oNhpaSg9qbw

m16charged
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Re: Muscle Car Fan

Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:26 am

sam wrote:The E racing cars take off light a quiet rocket. One minute they are still and then with no hype or build up they are gone!



Yeah it is a real different experience watching g it compared to gas engines but it has its own awesomeness to it

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