Posts Tagged ‘sports car’

The 24 Hours of Nürburgring Experience

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment

A short documentary on the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, nicknamed ‘Green Hell” it serves as a performance benchmark track where every self respecting sports car manufacturer puts their innovations to the test.

[Source: Drive ]


Rally Midnight Sun

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Source [ Clash Productions ]

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Nissan’s Electric Sports Car

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Rumormill at Auto Express mentions that Nissan might be back on track with their version of a rear wheel roadster/coupe that will rival Mazda’s MX-5, in other words the resurrection of the Nissan 200SX which was planned since 2008.

Early this year at the Geneva Auto Show Nissan introduced their highly conceptual ESFLOW 2+2 electric vehicle which was planned to sit on the 370Z platformed and powered by the Juke’s 188nhp 1.6 litre turbo mill, but later in the year Nissan decided to shelve the electric concept, at least for some time as it turn out now.

According to Auto Express Nissan is back on track with theit all electric rear wheels drive sports car which most likely will receive a completely new name. The automaker is also planning to get help with the development from the masters of all electric sports cars  the British “Lotus” famous for the extremely lightweight body and chassis design which very essential in the development of an all electric sports car.

The model should be expected to arrive in 2013 and will start at approximately $32,000.

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Debut of BMW i8 Concept Hybrid Sports Car

Finally BMW has revealed it’s new i-series vehicles that will redefine our understanding of personal mobility. These vehicles were highly anticipated since the moment the automaker revealed them to the public, on paper. Today in Frankfurt the i8 Concept Hybrid Sports Vehicle was revealed to the public live. The i8 is plug in hybrid delivering the performance of a contemporary sports car with a fuel efficiency of a compact vehicle , I have included all the details and specifications on the vehicle that were released today.
Vital Stats
  • High performance 3-cylinder petrol engine (164 kW) in rear with i3’s electric motor (limited to 96 kW) in front
  • Total torque of 550 Nm (300Nm petrol engine + 250 Nm electric motor)
  • 3 driving modes – electric, petrol, or both engines at once
  • 1,480 kg
  • 0-100kph (62mph): 4.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 250kph (limited)
  • 2.7 L/100km fuel economy
  • 35km pure electric range
  • 4 seater
  • 50:50 distribution
  • Market Launch: 2014
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