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chef
29 March 2013, 1949
0-60 mph in 3 seconds, three UQM motors that pump out 700 horsepower, 1,000 lb feet of torque, top speed of 180 mph :O

Anyone heard anything more about this bad boy since this dated 2011 article?
http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/Quimera-AEGT01c.jpg (http://inhabitat.com/quimeras-new-aegt01-racer-could-be-the-most-powerful-electric-car-on-earth/)

podolefsky
29 March 2013, 2008
I found this video posted May 2012. Is that...OMG...a transmission?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3alIVkky7E

teddillard
30 March 2013, 0421
Weird... the ratios sound really really close.

I'm guessing that would have to be an adapted ICE gearbox since those, for a race car, are usually very close, too... right?

Richard230
30 March 2013, 0747
That is sure no "Tie Fighter" sound. I think they need to work on the motor noise to get it away from the nails scraping on a blackboard sound to a more agreeable and soothing melody. :)

podolefsky
30 March 2013, 1040
I think the sound is mostly the gearbox.

I couldn't find anything on the gearbox. Does sound close, but yea, that's pretty typical for a race car. They might also sound close because of how fast your run through the gears in a car that powerful.

lugnut
30 March 2013, 1234
I think the sound is mostly the gearbox.

I couldn't find anything on the gearbox. Does sound close, but yea, that's pretty typical for a race car. They might also sound close because of how fast your run through the gears in a car that powerful.

I remember seeing the gear company as a sponsor on that car. So you wonder why they use a transmission. At any rate, I do wonder what happens to these supercars after the press releases. You rarely hear about them. They should run it up Pikes Peak or at Bonneville or something.

podolefsky
30 March 2013, 1337
I remember seeing the gear company as a sponsor on that car. So you wonder why they use a transmission. At any rate, I do wonder what happens to these supercars after the press releases. You rarely hear about them. They should run it up Pikes Peak or at Bonneville or something.

I read up on Quimera, their sites says they're "A cluster of multinational companies assembled to manage sustainable projects in metropolitan and urban areas." Reading up more on the car, it's basically a showpiece. I think that's what a lot of these projects are, basically a test bed and also way for the company to affect the image of their other alternative energy products.

Toyota, to their credit, has actually run their electric race cars up Pike's Peak and also at Nurburgring. They won the electric class at PP. At Nurb they put down a 7:47, which is pretty impressive (on par with fast Porsches and Ferraris)