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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive – record time of 7:56.234

 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes. The record time of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive was notarially certified. Two weeks after the first overall win for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the
24 Hours Nürburgring, a further member of the SLS AMG family impressively demonstrates its potential on the most difficult race track worldwide.

SLS AMG COUPE Electric Drive - 7:56.234

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TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s Zaps a 7:22 Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) continued its record-breaking success with the TMG EV P002 by setting a new electric record on the legendary 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany.

Using TMG’s motorsport-tuned electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of 7mins 22.329secs, breaking the electric record set by TMG last August by over 25 seconds.

This achievement marks the second milestone for TMG’s electric powertrain this year following its new record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, United States.

As with the Pikes Peak success, TMG’s latest electric milestone used pioneering off-board battery-to-battery charging technology.
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Audi R8 E-Tron laps The Nuburgring in a record-setting 8:09

Nearly two months ago we spied the Audi R8 E-Tron Lapping the Nürburgring, what we didnt realise is that they was not developing the handling on the track it was an attempt at the electric car record.

The result A world record for a production electric car with a 8:09 seconds lap no video has been released as of yet.

This is where it gets a bit silly and hence the press release delay you cannot buy an Audi R8 E-Tron yet but this is the final production model which will be in showrooms at the end of this year.

The only changes was the car’s 200kph limiter had been lifted to 250kph, and there is no mention of the charging time after the lap.

We hope to see the video footage of its timed run very soon.

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Audi Etron Production Prototype Spyshots.

Well heres the new 2012 Audi Etron uncamouflaged and raising its profile at the Nurburgring in Germany.

Powering this car will be Four motors two each at the front and rear axles driving the wheels, making this a true quattro all-wheel drive.

Hinted to Produce around 313 horsepower, the two-seater accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, and from 37-75 mph in 4.1 seconds.

The top speed is limited 124.27 mph, as the amount of energy required by the flux capacitor will likely result in time travel.

Also interestingly the images give us a hint of the detailing in this years facelifted R8.

We are expecting the official announcement and the reveal of the car at this years Frankfurt IAA.

BMW I3 Spied – Out in the Cold

Here are the latest spyshots of the BMW I3 testing in northern Sweden.

The eDrive technology consisting of an extremely agile electric motor developed and built by BMW, innovative battery technology and an intelligent engine management system. Makes the BMW i3 extremely agile and a joy to drive. The electric motor over the rear axle – which generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and impressive torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) from a standstill – and a small turning circle combine to deliver pleasingly dynamic driving characteristics.

The BMW i3 accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) in under four seconds and from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than eight seconds.

Innovative connectivity functions create a seamless connection between the BMW i3 and its customers’ lives outside the car. Remote functions accessible via a smartphone enable owners to find their vehicles, flag up nearby charging stations, allow battery charging and preconditioning at the touch of a button, and supply information on the current status of the vehicle. Meanwhile, intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive assistance systems ease the stress on drivers in city driving situations and allow a safer arrival at their destination, with a more relaxed state of mind.

BMW I8 Prototype Spotted in Northern Sweden (Yellow Snow Edition)

The new flagship prototype of the next Chapter of BMW history has been spotted undergoing winter testing in Sweden along with leaking fluids hope hes got Floor Mats from CarID.

Originally unveiled as the Vision concept in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept and still wearing this moniker.

There is not a lot of details to grasp on the performancce of the the electric car and we expect this to be around the 200bhp, but due to the maximum power will be available immediately from the electric motors and expect to humm along to 62mph in around 5.0 seconds.

We expect a mid mounted diesel hybrid to be released first quarter 2013 and the full electric following.


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JAGUAR C-X75 CONCEPT – Revealed Paris Motorshow

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ELECTRIC SUPERCAR UNVEILED AT PARIS 

Jaguar has revealed a stunning range-extended electric supercar concept car. The C-X75 has been designed to celebrate 75 years of the marque and provide a glimpse into the future of Jaguar and its commitment to producing beautiful, fast cars powered by sustainable means.

 The C-X75 hints at an exciting evolution of Jaguar’s design language while paying homage to some of its most admired cars of years gone by. Advanced design features such as a ground-breaking propulsion system and active aerodynamics allow for an elegantly simple fuselage section that remains stable at very high speeds. 

 Propulsion system

 The 330km/h (205mph) four-wheel drive supercar is capable of running in purely electric (zero tailpipe emissions) mode for 110km (68 miles) on a six-hour domestic plug-in charge. The innovative, lightweight micro gas-turbines are also capable of very quickly and efficiently recharging the Lithium-ion batteries, giving the car a theoretical range of 900km (560 miles).

 This remarkable range-extension system is a result of Jaguar’s research engineers adopting a clean-sheet approach to the question of powering the supercars of the future. The C-X75 turns to the very latest evolution of a pioneering British technology: the gas turbine.

 Developed in partnership with Bladon Jets, the miniaturised turbine blade – the first viable axial-flow micro-turbine – increases the compression and efficiency of micro gas-turbines to the point at which they can be viewed as a realistic power source. Each of the micro gas-turbines weighs just 35kg and produces 70kW of power at a constant 80,000rpm.

 Advanced aluminium lightweight construction

Jaguar’s expertise in the use of aluminium stretches back more than 50 years to the first XK120s, through the lightweight E-Types, the XK and all-new 2010 XJ. It was with this latter creation that Jaguar fully realised the lightweight metal’s benefits to performance, agility, economy and sustainability in a luxury car.

 The C-X75 naturally follows the same construction techniques with an extruded and bonded aerospace-inspired aluminium chassis clad in panels of the same material. Not only does this save weight, crucial in a car with an extreme performance envelope, but aluminium is one of the most easily recyclable metals available, boosting the C-X75’s sustainability as well as its speed.
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 Technical Specifications 

Propulsion System & Transmission
Electric motor Four 145kW (195bhp) traction motors (580kW/780bhp total)
Generator Two switched reluctance generators
Range Extender power 2 x 70kW (94bhp) gas micro-turbines (140kW/188bhp total)
Batteries Lithium-ion
Total Battery Capacity (kWh) 19.6
Transmission Single-speed
Final Drive Ratio 3.1:1
Performance
0-100km/h (seconds) 3.4
Top Speed (km/h/mph) 330/205
0-160km/h (seconds) 5.5
0-300km/h (seconds) 15.7
1/4 mile (seconds@km/h) 10.3@251
Max. Power (kW/BHP) 580/780
Max. Torque (Nm/lb ft) 1600/1180
Power to Weight ratio (BHP/tonne) 578
Aerodynamics (Cd) 0.32
Kerb weight (kg) 1350
Wheel size front and rear (inches) 21 and 22
Tyres (front and rear) 265/30 ZR21 and 365/25 ZR22
Battery weight (kg) 230