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The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it's electric

It may even be the most powerful road car ever, although when you're dealing with hypercars (the noun supercar is no longer sufficient) it's a fine margin between first, second and third.

But being number one is not the most important thing. Nor that it costs £2m. What's really special about the Pininfarina Battista, recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is this: it's all-electric.

So, here are some stats. Maker Automobili Pininfarina claims its Battista does 0-62mph in less than two seconds, 186mph in less than 12 seconds, has a top speed of more than 250mph, and does 280 miles on one charge.

Its brake horse power (bhp) is equivalent to 1,900, about twice that of a Formula 1 car (a decent-sized Ford Fiesta, Britain's best-selling car, has a bhp of between about 84 and 138).
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47418405 for details.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat May 11, 2019 12:44 pm I wanna drive it. Just once. I'll be careful. I promise. :)
I wonder why I bother providing links? :roll:
Sadly, in 2018, the car was destroyed in a the California fire labeled the 'Camp Fire.' 2018 is the most destructive wildfire season on record in California.
But we can blame Gram, of course.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat May 11, 2019 1:12 pm I still wanna drive it. It could be rebuilt. :P
Hey! Crowdsource… :twisted:
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I always wonder if these attributions are genuine. :?



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I've read about this car and understand what they were trying to accomplish, but it's still just plain fucking ugly. It makes the Edsel look good.
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shemp wrote: Mon May 13, 2019 2:06 am I've read about this car and understand what they were trying to accomplish, but it's still just plain fucking ugly. It makes the Edsel look good.
I get your point, but it would be nice in some retrofuturist movie, no?

And there's ugly and ugly:

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The 1942 Oeuf électrique, or electric egg, had three wheels and ran on batteries decades after gasoline became the dominant way to power cars, and decades before Elon Musk decided to make electricity cool again. Its designer, Parisian Paul Arzens, worked as a painter and designed railway locomotives before moving on to cars. The bubble is made of hand-formed aluminum and curved Plexiglass, a novel material at the time.
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Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia 1938.
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And Hell rode with it?

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↑ Yet it's cute.



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Premonition of the Batmobile?
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Purple and white Faguar?
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Wouldn't those white parts be prone to getting dirty?
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That is one ugly sonofabitch. (Wish I had the money it's worth)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:05 pm Just to drive around the block a few times.

Pretty please? :)
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The 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6C 'Tulipwood' Torpedo was commissioned by André Dubonnet who, at the age of 26, was an accomplished aviator and racing driver. The Dubonnets had amassed a fortune from the aperitifs and cognacs that continue to bear the family name.

Dubonnet contracted the Nieuport Aviation Company to build a lightweight body suitable for both racing and touring. Nieuport craftsmen formed a frame of wooden ribs measuring up to 3/4-inch thick which were covered with 1/8-inch wooden veneer. Strips of mahogany (earlier thought to be tulipwood) of uneven thickness and length were fastened to the veneer with thousands of brass rivets.

The body was then sealed, sanded and varnished; when fully equipped, the body was to have weighed approximately 160 pounds. The torpedo tail enclosed a 46-gallon gas tank for long distance racing. In 1924 Dubonnet entered the Hispano-Suiza in the Sicilian Targa Florio and he finished sixth; he also finished fifth in the Coppa Florio and first in the over-4.5-liter class.
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Good for those motherfuckers.

Like no one else would have done it if they hadn't. Fucking snowflake cunts.

Kill them all and feed them to the dogs.
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sparks wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 am Good for those motherfuckers.

Like no one else would have done it if they hadn't. Fucking snowflake cunts.

Kill them all and feed them to the dogs.
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As we're on the subject:

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I gotta say that is one sad boat. And by 'boat', I mean something that would 'fit' on a 'ship'. I wouldn't be caught dead suntanning on it.
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Obviously, little thought was given to safety.
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Nicaragua, 1950s.
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... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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A sweet ride through the Cosmos? :)
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DETROIT (AP) — The most powerful street-legal Ford Mustang ever built will go on sale this fall.

A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500.

The new version has a beefed-up suspension and brakes. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission that Ford promises will shift smoothly on commutes and quickly on the track. The engine is hand-built at a Michigan factory and comes with unique pistons and other parts. It can crank out 625 foot-pounds of torque, a measure of rotational force.
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↑ I'm sure it's noisy too.


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Witness wrote: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 am A sweet ride through the Cosmos? :)
Yup and it's fast too.
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Ford Gyron, 1954. :mrgreen:
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Gee too bad that didn't catch on. :?
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Abdul, I think it's kinda sweet. It's certainly original. Backing up is going to take some practice, though.
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shemp wrote: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:32 am Gee too bad that didn't catch on. :?
Time for a revival?

Stage 1/n Procure 1948 Hudson
Stage 2/n Cut it in half
Stage 3...

How hard could it be? Maybe we need to set up a crowdfunding project.
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Buick 1950.