If the efficient but slightly dull engine gives higher performance it might be seen as a good thing.VARIANT | one wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:34 amIs there a need for powetrain efficiency, though? I'm trying to picture the average Valkyrie or Project One buyer skipping on a day at the track because "fuel just got too cost prohibitive". Ha ha.
I guess I don't really understand what a "hypercar" is.Andres125sx wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 amObviously no, but if we become logical, then there´s no need for any hypercar
Yeah, this came to mind when I started noticing that "regular" "supercars", namely the Viper ACR and Lamborghini Huracan Performante, started putting in lap times a lot of places quicker than $1 mil+ hybrid "hypercars". It's fun, I'm sure, to quote 1000 horsepower!* (and then whisper, *...combined), but you've got to wonder if there aren't gaps at a lot of tracks where you don't have enough charge in the tank, so to speak, to actually put that down, and you're basically just on the ICE, and pulling around dead weight.
I think that taste has little to to with it. Within a given set of constraints the most optimal solutions will allways converge, to something sleek and bland. Distinguishing features on cars rather reduce efficiency than enhance them. I mean lamborghini's may be great for radar avoidance, but all the angles have little to do with aero.hurril wrote: ↑Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:44 pmI think the word you are looking for is "Tasteful" as contrasted with american: flamboyant or tacky
Disagree wholeheartedly. Differing end goals will dictate a variety of solutions and configurations, even within the performance realm... that, and stylists can manage to cram "style" onto to cars without mucking up the aero too bad in many cases. I tend to find styling unnecessary, but it's impressive when they can make it work with the aero requirements.
In my dicctionacy an hypercar is an engineering showroom where everything possible was done and it´s so overwhelmingly expensive you could purchase several supercars with same costVARIANT | one wrote: ↑Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:41 pmI guess I don't really understand what a "hypercar" is.Andres125sx wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 amObviously no, but if we become logical, then there´s no need for any hypercar
whoever buys this car is probably going to do few km's and then rest it in garage.MadMatt wrote: ↑Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:25 amThe car reminds me a bit of the H2 Speed: http://greengt.com/nos-projets/h2-speed/
Those who say its boring need more pictures I guess.
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For sure it is not as extravagant as the Valkyrie, but as said, that car will probably be as easy to drive and maintain as it is to drive a Golf. Not like other hypercars.
I salute the effort, and let's not forget there is probably also a margin for an "R" version down the road, who knows!
Wikipedia states the whole engine has to be refurbished every 50,000km.