Aston Martin celebrates its 100th anniversary with a radical one-off concept car
How fast is the Rimac Concept_One?
Coupled to a 1,850kg curb weight - and with maximum torque from the electric motors produced at just 1rpm - this will see the Concept_One hurled to 62mph from rest in a Bugatti Veyron rivalling 2.8 seconds. A 190mph top speed is mooted.
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Get Clarkson and Co involved and let's see if it's really that good, and if so, see if a car
manufacturer will take up the challenge to make an everyday model. Then tell the
middle east to shove their oil and rely on a more substainable power supply that is
closer to home.
I presume that all of the town's lights go out when this beast is on charge! Electric propulsion is currently only held back by battery technology, which will surely catch up. Power outputs of electric motors are phenominal, they are compact and they feature only one moving part, so mechanical efficiency is not compromised. The only problem, then, will be, how does the Exchequer get its hands on our money, as it currently does through fuel duty, VAT and the laughlingly titled 'Road Fund Licence'?
In a much smaller, although related, field, electric model aircraft, cars and boats used to be a joke amongst 'true' modellers, to whom only ic power was considered 'right'. Now look at the performance capabilities of model electric flight, car racing and boating - it is staggeringly different to only ten years ago. Dismiss electric propulsion at your peril!
Advancement in electric motorised vehicles is being held back by the very powerful Oil companies because they have so much to lose. Every time an advancement was made in fuel economy before the oil shortage the big motor and oil companies bought the patents and then promptly shelved them.
The car looks great but how well will it perform when a 25 stone person gets behind the wheel,thats if they fit of course :)
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