GT40 EV


PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,813
Kalama, Free part of WA State
I guess it had to happen eventually. But it appears an electric GT40 will be substantially quicker than the gas version.
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
Lets see how it does in a 24 hour race.
 

KennethClay

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Oct 15, 2012
786
New York
Lets see how it does in a 24 hour race.
In addition, its hard to overcome physics. The batteries are heavy. So, probably fast in a straight line, but when you try to turn or stop…
 
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extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
1,263
Gainesville FL
Lets see how it does in a 24 hour race.
They'll get better and better. But I still don't want one. Where's the rumble?
 
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twobjshelbys

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Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
In addition, its hard to overcome physics. The batteries are heavy. So, probably fast in a straight line, but when you try to turn or stop…
Since electric motors have instantaneous torque, the ability to create a top performing drag racer has been known for a long time. You don't even have to be in an exotic to observe that. My friend's Tesla was an ample demonstration.
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
They'll get better and better. But I still don't want one. Where's the rumble?

We're looking at an 800-ish mile drive from Vegas to Colorado. We do it in one day. An EV would take 3. I'm interested in an EV for city driving, and I think the electric F150 is brilliant for contractors that work close to the job site but for long distances there is not a solution yet. There will no doubt be some day.

The rumble comes from speakers. You can get whatever sound you want. Amerian V8 or Ferrari V12.
 

extrap

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Jul 16, 2020
1,263
Gainesville FL
We're looking at an 800-ish mile drive from Vegas to Colorado. We do it in one day. An EV would take 3. I'm interested in an EV for city driving, and I think the electric F150 is brilliant for contractors that work close to the job site but for long distances there is not a solution yet. There will no doubt be some day.

There has been for a while now: My coworker has a Chevy Volt, a "plug-in hybrid". Only has a range of about 40 miles on battery but when the battery dies the ICE takes over and it operates like a regular ICE vehicle. He said he can't even detect when the battery dies and the ICE takes over.

The rumble comes from speakers. You can get whatever sound you want. Amerian V8 or Ferrari V12.

Oh lord no! Piped-in engine noise! 🤨
 

dreimer

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Feb 8, 2018
145
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
I am guessing that the nearest term solution will be driving into a fuel station and dropping the battery pack out and getting a new one. Sort of like a propane tank exchange concept. It will be like when you swap batteries on your cordless tool. The station recharges the batteries and gives to next customer. But I am no expert and love to drive long distances (quickly) so not in line for an EV anytime soon.
 
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twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
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Oh lord no! Piped-in engine noise! 🤨
I recall one EV that outside sounds so the vehicle could be heard after pedestrians in parking lots were terrorized by silent EVs... I don't recall the source of that old wive's tale or when it was supposed to have happened but it was a while ago "early days"
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
I am guessing that the nearest term solution will be driving into a fuel station and dropping the battery pack out and getting a new one. Sort of like a propane tank exchange concept. It will be like when you swap batteries on your cordless tool. The station recharges the batteries and gives to next customer. But I am no expert and love to drive long distances (quickly) so not in line for an EV anytime soon.
I thought this concept was already proposed or tried...

Doesn't matter. A modern farm tractor that can pull a 20 head planter ain't gonna ever run more than a few minutes on no matter how many batteries you throw at it.
 
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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
1,813
Kalama, Free part of WA State
And a semi-truck pulling a loaded trailer ain’t gonna go very far on batteries either. Nor a pickup truck pulling a large trailer. ICE will be around for a long time.
 

GT@50

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 14, 2019
528
Issaquah
And a semi-truck pulling a loaded trailer ain’t gonna go very far on batteries either. Nor a pickup truck pulling a large trailer. ICE will be around for a long time.
Right now, diesel trucks haul the batteries to make the EV's. lol
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,168
All good, but, there is no replacement for noise!
Just my opinion!
Best,
Mark
 

w.a.nelson

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Mark II Lifetime
Feb 29, 2008
1,042
Asbury, NJ and Bourne, MA
Can't wait to drive by road rage at ( not enough ) charging stations.
 

SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
4,767
California
Right now, diesel trucks haul the batteries to make the EV's. lol
Maybe they should stop doing that. Haha!
 

2112

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dr914

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Feb 11, 2009
198
Marietta Georgia
The world is certainly not prepared yet for electric cars
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
I've been saying for a decade that all EVs do ismove the point of co2 production from the tailpipe to a power plant in Wyoming.

Evs will be like everyone flushing their toilet in the dorm at the same time. The power grid at the local level can't supple enough powerfor everyone to charge at the same time. The local and neighborhood pipes simply aren't big enough. But infrastructure isn't a concern to those in power
 

dr914

GT Owner
Feb 11, 2009
198
Marietta Georgia
so we can imagine on a very hot summer day, all of the home AC units blasting, everyone returning home and plugging in their electric car at virtually the same time and the power grid shutting down in the whole time zone blowing every transformer
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,645
Las Vegas, NV
so we can imagine on a very hot summer day, all of the home AC units blasting, everyone returning home and plugging in their electric car at virtually the same time and the power grid shutting down in the whole time zone blowing every transformer
Yep, that's pretty much it. But that's why California invented rolling blackouts.