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    VW's IDR - A prototype that breaks almost every rule in every motorsport book

    Here Chris Harris drives the stabbed-rat quick, all electric Volkswagen I.D. R. A prototype that breaks almost every rule in every motorsport book - but that doesnít matter. This creation isnít designed to go head-to-head with other cars. No, this car is designed to go head-to-head with physics and the clock.



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    Wow! That is fast.......... it's instant speed! Thanks for sharing GianM

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    12 miles and a 3 hour pit stop.

    I will pass.

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    Is that the same one who did best time on Pikes Peak and NŁrburgring?

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    Yes. Amazing how fast you can go when you don't have to follow any rules.

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    I was happy that a road legal pump gas fed 720S could be that close to a no holds bared all out race car. You can also buy a McLaren try buying that VW. Thanks for posting.

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    Maybe Indy and F1 are paying attention and realize that real racing (and innovation) is conducted when there are as few rules and limitations as possible. Run what ya brung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBarchetta View Post
    Maybe Indy and F1 are paying attention and realize that real racing (and innovation) is conducted when there are as few rules and limitations as possible. Run what ya brung.
    Amen ! You can put NASCAR in that group too.

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    Let's see how it does on the Cannonball run.

    Yea, that's what I thought.

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    Consider it a purpose built car for Pikes Peak, yea, I get it. Electric for 12 miles, AWD, ungodly amounts of electronically modulated downforce by winglets.

    But my first reaction is electric powered duochebaggery. So what if it has max torque at stall. You perfect a suitcase sized atomic reactor that can provide 750,000 watts continuously for 3 days, then electric power is viable. Or even a 300 HP turbine turning a generator head that weighs less than 500 lbs. Until then, battery powered cars are not going to replace gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luce_ View Post
    Let's see how it does on the Cannonball run.

    Yea, that's what I thought.

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    Consider it a purpose built car for Pikes Peak, yea, I get it. Electric for 12 miles, AWD, ungodly amounts of electronically modulated downforce by winglets.

    But my first reaction is electric powered duochebaggery. So what if it has max torque at stall. You perfect a suitcase sized atomic reactor that can provide 750,000 watts continuously for 3 days, then electric power is viable. Or even a 300 HP turbine turning a generator head that weighs less than 500 lbs. Until then, battery powered cars are not going to replace gas.
    I have to agree wholeheartedly on electrics but I really like unrestrained technology in racing. The active suspension systems we were working on in the 90's could have really advanced passenger cars well beyond where they are today. That technology was banned in F1 before it was well developed and there was no real incentive to for manufactures to pursue it. We had a Taurus with an active system that you could hit a full height curb with at 50 mph and not even feel it. There are high end cars with active suspensions now but F1 can develop things so quickly it is a shame that those talented people are not unleashed more. Look at the fuel efficiency of today's F1 cars over 50% now which was unheard of a few years ago. They had torque sensors on the rear drive shafts that could measure torque and power continuously and then precisely manage that torque before traction control was banned. Now they all have to use a common ECU that is subject to examination. The best brains on the planet are there waiting to be challenged, I wish they could be turned loose. I understand the argument for not taking the driver out of the equation but I don't want to take the technology out either.

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    Well stated, Bruce.
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