Posts Tagged ‘sports car’

Lola-Drayson B12/69EV – a 850 HP EV That Accelerates From 0 to 60 in 3 Sec

January 17th, 2012

The 6th MIA International Low Carbon Racing Conference was the place where people were able to witness the presentation of the mind-blowing electric racecar created by Drayson Racing and Lola.

Dubbed the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, the vehicle is able to generate 850-horsepower (640 kW) from an electric charge.

It also boasts acceleration from 0 to 60mph in just 3 seconds and from 0 to 100mph in 5.1 seconds, being able to reach a top speed of 200 mph.

It is worth mentioning that this car is the first in a series that Drayson Racing looks forward to bringing to the 2013 world championship for electric racing cars called FIA Formula E series.

Here are a few specs of the vehicle: it has 4 YASA-750 axial flux motors that power the the car’s 700 volt system, a composite three part 60 kWh battery that can be recharged using the brand new inductive Qualcomm Halo system.

[via Green Autoblog]

Lexus Presents LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept Vehicle at NAIAS 2012

January 10th, 2012

Recently Lexus has presented its brand new LF-LC Hybrid sports coupe. The presentation took place at the NAIAS 2012 in Detroit.

The design is very attractive, managing to catch the attention of the crowd at Detroit Auto Show.

The vehicle boasts an aerodynamic body and it’s probably the most futuristic hybrid car Lexus has ever launched.

It would be interesting to note that with LED details the vehicle’s headlights were inspired by jet fighter afterburners. In addition, Lexus LF-LC is currently the only car to boast a front to back glass roof.

Inside one will be able to discover two 12.3-inch LCD screens that show information about the speed and current position of the vehicle.

The design of the car allows it to be even more fuel-efficient.

So far there has been no word on when the concept will hit the market.

[via Detroit Free Press]

Varley evR450 – Ultra-light Electric Sportscar

October 31st, 2011

A new powerful electric car is going to be built by an Australian firm that specializes in aerospace, defense and EVs.

The prototype of the Varley evR450, which costs just under $215,000, was unveiled at the Third Annual Australian Electric Vehicle Conference.

The materials used in the vehicle make the car extremely lightweight and the 125-year-old company looks forward to collaborating with experts from Tritium and Ultramotive in order to introduce new features in its vehicle.

Varley has equipped its electric car with two Ultramotive CARBON motors. Weighting just 30 kilograms, each motor can generate a maximum of 150kW and provide continuous power of 58 kW.

According to the Australian company, its new car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and register a top speed of 200 km/h (125 mph).

In case an extra lithium-ion battery pack is added, the range of the car will double from 150km (93.21 miles) to 300km. the batteries used in the car can be recharged if plugged in to mains power.

[via Gizmag]

Toyota Unveils Its New GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II

July 4th, 2011

The Japanese carmaker Toyota has recently unveiled its brand new vehicle that boasts a very appealing design.

Dubbed GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II, the vehicle was officially presented at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race. The race took place near Nürburg, Germany.

It is worth mentioning that the car represents a modified version of the first Toyota hybrid sports car known as the Toyota MR2, which was presented in 2010 at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

The GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II has good chances of becoming the company’s first marketed hybrid sports vehicle.

The car has a 3.5 liter V6 engine able to generate 295 horsepower and reach acceleration from 0 to 60mph in 6 seconds.

The name of the car comes as a tribute to Hiromu Naruse, a Toyota driver who passed away as a result of a crash in 2010. The abbreviation GRMN means GAZOO Racing tuned by Meister of Nürburgring (the title refers to Naruse).

[via Automotive News]

Germany’s Artega Launches New Electric Sports Car Called Artega SE

March 18th, 2011

Following the Tesla Roadster, a German carmaker Artega decided to launch a nice-looking electric sports vehicle – Artega SE.

The sports car was presented at Geneva Motor Show. It is worth mentioning that Artega SE was built after its GT counterpart.

The twin electric motors incorporated in the car can generate 375 horsepower and allow the vehicle to register a speed of 124mph.

Inside one will be able to find a 37kW lithium polymer battery, which can be fully charged in about an hour and a half (if charged at a commercial charging station).

On a full charge the vehicle can travel for about 186 miles before requiring a refill. Because of the additional horsepower, Artega can register even better results than GT.

Due to the fact that both cars were built with similar weight distribution, the latest version shows good handling.

This year, according to the German carmaker, a set of 500 eco-friendly vehicles will be launched, each being available for $208,500 – plus import fees.

[via Insideline]

ESFLOW – Nissan’s New Electric Sports Car to Be Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show

February 10th, 2011

Next month visitors of the Geneva Auto Show will be able to witness the presentation of Nissan’s new eco-friendly vehicle.

The sporty electric car from the Japanese car manufacturer is called ESFLOW and it boasts a lightweight aluminum chassis.

In addition, the car features a laminated lithium-ion battery, which can today be found in 2011 Nissan LEAF. » Read more: ESFLOW – Nissan’s New Electric Sports Car to Be Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show

Mitsuoka Motors Unveils Himiko – Classic Electric Supercar

February 3rd, 2011

The majority of electric vehicles that run on the streets today take modern forms, but a Japanese firm called Mitsuoka Motors came up with the idea of making an electric car with a classic design.

The company’s electric supercar is based on the contemporary Mazda NC MX-5 sports car and is called the Himiko. The car is not only environmentally friendly but is also very stylish.

It would be interesting to note that the name of the electric vehicle comes from an ancient Japanese queen. » Read more: Mitsuoka Motors Unveils Himiko – Classic Electric Supercar

Sports Car-Maker Morgan to Add Two Eco-Friendly Vehicles to Its Portfolio

August 25th, 2010

The English sports car manufacturer, Motor Morgan Company, is looking forward to adding two eco-friendly vehicles to its line of sports cars.

The announcement comes shortly after Morgan presented its Eva GT at Pebble Beach 2010.

The company hopes to put two brand new eco-friendly vehicles into production by 2013.

It is worth mentioning that the first green model from Morgan will be the “LIFEcar 2”. It will be an electric-diesel hybrid sports vehicle that will boast a range of 1,000 miles. » Read more: Sports Car-Maker Morgan to Add Two Eco-Friendly Vehicles to Its Portfolio

mm.e the Compact Electric Car You Can Assemble At Home

April 28th, 2010

Designed by Adam Danko, this vehicle is intended to be used in an agglomerated urban environment. Dubbed the “mm.e” (micro mobility – electric), the car boasts great driving features and low price.

The sporty mm.e is 2.7 meters long and it will be available via the Internet – the users will have the possibility to order it as a package and assembled the car at home using screwdriver.

The design of this electric vehicle is rather simple and at the same time quite functional. » Read more: mm.e the Compact Electric Car You Can Assemble At Home

Audi A0 QS – Hybrid Concept from Russian Designer

March 24th, 2010

This futuristic Audi car concept was designed for athletes as well as the wealthy part of the population willing to boost their active lifestyles.

Alexander Tiganov, the author of the concept, decided to call his hybrid vehicle Audi A0 QS, where Q refers to four-wheel drive and S stands for sports.

It features an electric motor and a hydrogen engine. The vehicle also has a special rotation system of the wheels, which is analogue to the one used in the three-wheeled cars. » Read more: Audi A0 QS – Hybrid Concept from Russian Designer