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RE: 1400hp Mach-E

I think a lot of that whine noise is from straight cut gears in the transmission/differentials.
And I wish they did that to a Ford GT because the Mach E is an ugly thing.

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"Mustang Mach-E 1400 has seven motors – five more than even Mustang Mach-E GT. Three are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the rear in pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials, which have a huge range of adjustability to set the car up for everything from drifting to high-speed track racing.".
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Ken Block Driving that 1400hp Mach-E Ford. Yeah, it's a tech demo. A fun tech demo.

https://youtu.be/4-7jBLqSlzg?t=496

Video is set to start when the driving starts. Compared to other Ken Block videos, it's disappointingly boring.
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Man I love the sound of straight cut gears. I’d love a turbo miata with a Quaife sequential transmission. Well, for a few minutes anyways.
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BMW will make an all-electric 5 Series, 7 Series, and X1

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To be sure, BMW won’t only sell these all-electric variants. The company will still make gas-powered, mild hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options. But BMW says it is trying to reduce the average amount of CO2 its vehicles produce by at least a third over the next 10 years. By then, the company estimates there will be more than 7 million “electrified” BMW Group vehicles (including ones from subsidiaries like Mini) on the road, with about 4.6 million of those being all-electric. (The company currently sells around 2.5 million vehicles per year.)

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Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains & batteries. We’re just trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors!


That sounds great, So DO IT, Elon.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/128 ... 25952?s=21
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great, so all the carmakers will have spent billions designing and tooling up for an all-electric future, then the greater depression arrives

although the big brands did survive the 1930s depression so maybe it'll be okay
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I googled that image because I didn't like the images in the article

Hyperion XP-1

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The specs claim more than 1,000 miles of range and a top speed of 221mph.


It's a hydrogen fuel cell car, but that's still electric.
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ukimalefu posted:
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I googled that image because I didn't like the images in the article

Hyperion XP-1

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The specs claim more than 1,000 miles of range and a top speed of 221mph.


It's a hydrogen fuel cell car, but that's still electric.

Ugh...
The designers could not make up their minds so they just puked out everything they could think of that screamed FUTURISTIC(!!!)
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HowTF is that supposed to clear a speed bump?
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Speed-variable suspension?
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Metacell posted:
HowTF is that supposed to clear a speed bump?


same problem all supercars have
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Metacell posted:
HowTF is that supposed to clear a speed bump?


Luxury cars are usually purchased by people who can't drive. :shrug: They won't notice.
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Metacell posted:
HowTF is that supposed to clear a speed bump?


Race tracks and trailers don't have speed bumps?
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ukimalefu posted:
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I googled that image because I didn't like the images in the article

Hyperion XP-1

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The specs claim more than 1,000 miles of range and a top speed of 221mph.


It's a hydrogen fuel cell car, but that's still electric.

Ugh...
The designers could not make up their minds so they just puked out everything they could think of that screamed FUTURISTIC(!!!)


speed bumps? cars like that rarely leave the garage ... they just sit there, losing value
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TOS posted:
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ukimalefu posted:
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I googled that image because I didn't like the images in the article

Hyperion XP-1

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The specs claim more than 1,000 miles of range and a top speed of 221mph.


It's a hydrogen fuel cell car, but that's still electric.

Ugh...
The designers could not make up their minds so they just puked out everything they could think of that screamed FUTURISTIC(!!!)


speed bumps? cars like that rarely leave the garage ... they just sit there, losing value


The rare ones gain value, actually. It's less like owning a car and more like being an art collector.
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dv posted:
TOS posted:
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I googled that image because I didn't like the images in the article

Hyperion XP-1

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The specs claim more than 1,000 miles of range and a top speed of 221mph.


It's a hydrogen fuel cell car, but that's still electric.

Ugh...
The designers could not make up their minds so they just puked out everything they could think of that screamed FUTURISTIC(!!!)


speed bumps? cars like that rarely leave the garage ... they just sit there, losing value


The rare ones gain value, actually. It's less like owning a car and more like being an art collector.

Think Jay Leno?
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Metacell posted:
HowTF is that supposed to clear a speed bump?


I had a slammed MkII VW that was about that low. I had to go over speed bumps one wheel at a time and even then I busted up several oil pans. It was dumb—but also fun to have people open their door while I was driving like 40 and see how close to the ground we were.
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Metacell posted:
HowTF is that supposed to clear a speed bump?

I'm thinking speed variable/adjustible suspension
I suspect those are only bought rich guys with their own garage at their local race track. That car never leaves the track
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WANT! WANT! WANT! (but ok, maybe not in red, if I have a choice)

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The Aviar R67 is built on Tesla's Model S platform and wrapped in an all-carbon-fiber body styled to look like a classic 1967 Mustang fastback.

http://aviarmotors.com/
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Oh, wow. Very cool.
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Damn. That is pretty bitchin.
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WANT! WANT! WANT! (but ok, maybe not in red, if I have a choice)

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The Aviar R67 is built on Tesla's Model S platform and wrapped in an all-carbon-fiber body styled to look like a classic 1967 Mustang fastback.

http://aviarmotors.com/


:awe:

That is freaking awesome...
Neat, though please not the Fastback
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Yes, the Fastback!
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The world's cheapest electric car, $1,200, 28-ish miles of range. There are electric skateboards than do more, and are cheaper (but ok, on the skateboard you'll get wet if it rains, and it's not very comfortable sitting down)

Not the future I'm looking for.
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i really feel like automakers could earn a nice little passive income from licensing their classic designs

in 100 years there have been some really amazing cars
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TOS posted:
i really feel like automakers could earn a nice little passive income from licensing their classic designs

in 100 years there have been some really amazing cars

I think it really helps the nostalgia for old cars if you are too young to have ever driven a "classic" car.
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Now you can get a Land Rover restomod with a Tesla electric powertrain

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expect to pay between $195,000-$265,000 if you want one in your life.


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Now you can get a Land Rover restomod with a Tesla electric powertrain

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expect to pay between $195,000-$265,000 if you want one in your life.



even just an old defender that still runs can cost an arm and a leg, i'm not surprised a fully restored model converted to electric costs that much
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just some ev conversions ...

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top: 1961 rolls royce phantom v

bottom left: 1953 jaguar xk120

bottom right: 1960 bentley continental flying spur

source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-e ... 1600282781
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That '53 Jag is the same one my next door neighbor's dad had in the garage (except in gray silver)
He basically mothballed it at some point in the late 60s.
It was not in very good shape. My friend kept urging his dad to restore it.
He kept in tough with the guy who bought it in the 80s and it finally did get fully restored, including the red leather interior..
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I know cars from that era were death traps, but damn did they look good.
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They wouldn't have to be death traps anymore...imagine the custom body-job printer shop business you could do...vintage, or completely made-up.
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