A Ferrari beating Electric car? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
¬Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2004, 22:48   #1 (permalink)
I am The Brain
 
FordHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Melbourne, Ford of Aus land
Age: 29
Posts: 3,073
A Ferrari beating Electric car?

Yes, you read correctly. Toyota have built a Electric supercar concept. Read more below:

http://carsguide.news.com.au/news/st...E21822,00.html

All I can say is Yikes!
__________________
Would you like to change your name to Homer Junior? People can call you Hoju.
FordHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-27-2004, 22:58   #2 (permalink)
Rice Sucks
 
Methodx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Age: 45
Posts: 347
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

a plug in cardigan !!!
well ill be
__________________
Forza Lucchese
Methodx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2004, 23:06   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
tx3dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: WOLLONONG
Posts: 582
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

dam it ... what will they think of next?... the only bad thing is that you cant hear that sweet supercar sound..
tx3dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2004, 23:08   #4 (permalink)
Just give me an excuse...
 
Night_Lurker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: struct melbourne hallam;
Age: 34
Posts: 3,949
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Methodx
a plug in cardigan !!!
well ill be
good one.
yeah I dunno about this electric crap. Part of owning the whole supercar thing would be sound, sight, and feel.
__________________
Truly the deepest kiss one can feel, and the one most sought after, is the one you will not survive....
Night_Lurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2004, 00:56   #5 (permalink)
The Guy You Love To Hate
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: VICTORIA: The Revenue State
Posts: 1,510
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

I rememba reading how the designers involved in various electric car concepts said they would use speakers to simulate engine sound and exhaust since it aids the driver in judgement. Sounds a bit wanky to me, pushing a switch to change from "camry" sound mode into "F1 V10" sound mode.

Dont be fooled by how weak "electric cars" sound like. An electric powered car has the potential for much higher power than a traditional internal combustion engine. Dont forget that they are what powered the human race through the 20th Century, all cars will one day be powered by electric cells, its just a matter of minimizing their size.
__________________
Welcome To Victoria, Home Of The Speed Camera

Just another Eseries...
T_Terror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2004, 04:55   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,154
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

hmmm how good it will feel huh?

a BMW X5 hybrid with a 3L diesel/electric smokes all 4 wheels!

An electric motor has a lot more torque than the same kw petrol, and has 100% torque right through its massive rev range.... and it's sooooo efficient.... whats not to like?

I hope the next GTHO is a V8 Hybrid electric with over 1000Nm

Incidentally the Toyota Prius puts out over 450Nm...gee that's more than an XR6 Turbo.... are you sure you dont want electric motors?
chevypower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2004, 17:44   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 417
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

"im gonna put an extra 100 coils on my fully sick mota's bro, with my 25inch subwoofa".
Next doof mobile?
FORDV8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2004, 18:45   #8 (permalink)
Ford No.1
 
nath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 58
Thumbs up Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

wow, looks hot, goes well, and runs on like half the fuel, made of carbon fibre but costs lots of $$, and won't have the sweet exhaust note, but in a car like that who cares
__________________
Cheers.

Nath

Proud owner of a Ford Falcon 96' EFII XR6, 5 Speed, 2 1/2" exhaust, AUII XR8 air intake snorkel, BMC Panel Filter --> extractors are soon on the list of things to do.
nath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2004, 21:53   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: perth
Posts: 274
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

Wouldn't be suprised if it has a fiarly decent exhaust note, if it is a sports car and you want decent power you would probably want a fairly well tuned engine, that still has the ability to produce decent power. If they tune it so the engine can scream like say a NSX, I would say it sounds quite good.
turboute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 02:39   #10 (permalink)
The Guy You Love To Hate
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: VICTORIA: The Revenue State
Posts: 1,510
Re: A Ferrari beating Electric car?

Quote:
Originally Posted by turboute
Wouldn't be suprised if it has a fiarly decent exhaust note, if it is a sports car and you want decent power you would probably want a fairly well tuned engine, that still has the ability to produce decent power. If they tune it so the engine can scream like say a NSX, I would say it sounds quite good.

That the interesting thing, the engines dont make sound!!! I mentioned earlier how theyre planning to use speakers to simulate engine sound since electric motors dont produce any significant sound. Ill always keep a gas guzzling, noise polluting, oil-burner for my jollies. 1000kW in a "traditional" car would be far more interesting than in an electric car i would think.
__________________
Welcome To Victoria, Home Of The Speed Camera

Just another Eseries...
T_Terror is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 Ford GT Taking aim at Ferrari once again Stacy94PGT Ford GT40 | Ford GT 0 11-14-2003 07:24
Selling out: The real reason automakers want you to buy electric Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 05-20-2002 11:18
I f@ck'n hate Ferrari FPRXR-6 Ford Racing Across the Globe 45 05-19-2002 21:58
Ferrari F60 The_RAT The Pub 0 02-08-2002 23:56
Ferrari working on revolutionary transmission? FPRXR-6 Trans | Driveline 4 11-10-2001 07:55

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:45.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.