Latest BMW Press Release - BMW iFE 18 all electric Formula E car

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    I cannot see the megaphone on the side to make it sound like a V8. Perhaps it will be a transistorized one?:whistle:
     
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    Not really a fan of Formula E, way too quiet for my liking . Electric Racing Cars just remind me of Scalectric, but I m sure the technology put into them will be very useful .
     
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    Have to agree, Murray. But you can't deny the acceleration figures are impressive - shame they have to pit to change cars during the races.
     
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    I think this will be like watching the electric powered bikes in the TT Zero on the Isle of Man - a curiosity but hardly exciting.
    Still, it's a good way of developing the technology. With TT Zero, the winner is normally the company with the highest tech system that can conserve battery power over the race distance. The rider's abilities are secondary, but the riders certainly enjoy racing the bikes, so that is a positive.

    I quite like the idea of ultra quiet, high performance vehicles. Maybe I'm just getting old. :D
     
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    I wasn't even aware such existed....I'm slipping up. :oops: [or, maybe getting old too :ROFLMAO:]
     
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    Yes, the TT Zero event was introduced in 2010, I think. So motorcycling was ahead of the rest. It's just one lap (37 miles) of the course, but the thousands that go across every year are there to see the Superbikes racing at up to 200 Mph on normal country roads. It's a week of bike racing heaven. Have you ever been to the TT? If not, it could be worth a trip. :)
     
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    No, never been but have watched it on TV for many years. :cool: Those guys, along with the Moto GP boys, are a different kind of 'nutter' (y) :eek:

    Just didn't realise about the electric bikes. :oops:
     
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    Valentino Rossi came to watch the TT one year. He thought it was great, but said that he would never compete - it was too dangerous!
    At least in MotoGP they have lots of runoff area if they come off. On the TT its's either a dry stone wall or a row of trees, so the TT riders are some of the bravest out there. The downside is that there are often one or two fatalities during TT week, but riders know the risks they are taking. I think the adrenalin rush they get outweighs any sense of danger.
     
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    I don't like the way they have to change cars, maybe having three shorter races in one day like touring cars would be better but I'm sure they know better.
     
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    As the technology improves, I'm sure they'll stretch range. One thing about the drives, they're not afraid to 'have a go'. (y)
     
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    Me neither !:rolleyes:
     
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