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Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

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Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by Newold1 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm

Volkswagens IR-EV race car crushed the Nurburgring lap record time. The current lap record was 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The VW EV race car did the lap at 6 minutes and 5 seconds, blowing away the old record by 40 seconds. Realize this record has no limitation on car type or horsepower so the record was held recently by no slouch of a car and the VW blew it away! Pretty amazing!
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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by SchmidtMotorWorks » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:06 am

Newold1 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Volkswagens IR-EV race car crushed the Nurburgring lap record time. The current lap record was 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The VW EV race car did the lap at 6 minutes and 5 seconds, blowing away the old record by 40 seconds. Realize this record has no limitation on car type or horsepower so the record was held recently by no slouch of a car and the VW blew it away! Pretty amazing!
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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by gunt » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:31 am

your working off the old record , please watch this it is truly savage , its de-restricted hybrid system very interesting engine ,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmSUHhP3ug

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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by Kevin Johnson » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am

Newold1 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Volkswagens IR-EV race car crushed the Nurburgring lap record time. The current lap record was 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The VW EV race car did the lap at 6 minutes and 5 seconds, blowing away the old record by 40 seconds. Realize this record has no limitation on car type or horsepower so the record was held recently by no slouch of a car and the VW blew it away! Pretty amazing!
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/03/vol ... ap-record/

The electric lap record was broken. It was interesting to watch because near the end it was clear the car could not move at as high of velocities as prior. I believe the driver/team said there was only a very minimal charge left at the finish line.

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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by gruntguru » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:50 pm

Kevin Johnson wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am
Newold1 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Volkswagens IR-EV race car crushed the Nurburgring lap record time. The current lap record was 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The VW EV race car did the lap at 6 minutes and 5 seconds, blowing away the old record by 40 seconds. Realize this record has no limitation on car type or horsepower so the record was held recently by no slouch of a car and the VW blew it away! Pretty amazing!
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/03/vol ... ap-record/

The electric lap record was broken. It was interesting to watch because near the end it was clear the car could not move at as high of velocities as prior. I believe the driver/team said there was only a very minimal charge left at the finish line.
That would indicate an easy path to even faster lap time - a few kg added battery weight.

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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by Kevin Johnson » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:41 pm

gruntguru wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Kevin Johnson wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am
Newold1 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Volkswagens IR-EV race car crushed the Nurburgring lap record time. The current lap record was 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The VW EV race car did the lap at 6 minutes and 5 seconds, blowing away the old record by 40 seconds. Realize this record has no limitation on car type or horsepower so the record was held recently by no slouch of a car and the VW blew it away! Pretty amazing!
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/03/vol ... ap-record/

The electric lap record was broken. It was interesting to watch because near the end it was clear the car could not move at as high of velocities as prior. I believe the driver/team said there was only a very minimal charge left at the finish line.
That would indicate an easy path to even faster lap time - a few kg added battery weight.
Even better: eject spent batteries out the back for added thrust! :lol:

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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by peejay » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:57 am

Kevin Johnson wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am
Newold1 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Volkswagens IR-EV race car crushed the Nurburgring lap record time. The current lap record was 6 minutes and 45 seconds. The VW EV race car did the lap at 6 minutes and 5 seconds, blowing away the old record by 40 seconds. Realize this record has no limitation on car type or horsepower so the record was held recently by no slouch of a car and the VW blew it away! Pretty amazing!
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/03/vol ... ap-record/

The electric lap record was broken. It was interesting to watch because near the end it was clear the car could not move at as high of velocities as prior. I believe the driver/team said there was only a very minimal charge left at the finish line.
The perfectly designed racing vehicle is completely spent after the end of the race.

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Re: Volkswagen EV race car smashes Nurburgring lap record!

Post by Kevin Johnson » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 am

This is a different sort of spent. With a petrol engine one could reasonably expect maximum power until the fuel tank was emptied.

Perhaps this is a totally unrealistic expectation for an EV?

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