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Frazer-Nash Namir

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

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    Autocar - Frazer-Nash returns at Geneva

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    Series hybrid:

    Discuss...
     
  2. TEG

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    The car is cool, but the name seems out of place.
    I think they should have made up some futuristic Italian name, not resurrected "Frazer-Nash" for this.

    I can't help but think of bulbous 50s family cars...
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    Agreed the choice of name seems a bit strange, but then the name has a racing pedigree as well:

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    I was more concerned about the ability for the 814cc engine to sustain the performance - given the concerns over the Volt genset previously discussed.


    A little more further info: Frazer-Nash Research - Hybrid Electric Vehicles
     
  5. TEG

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    Rule of thumb for rotary engines - double the displacement to estimate performance... (e.g.: Rx7 turbo made 250+HP from 1.3l rotary turbo).
    So 814cc is more like 1.6l piston engine, and could make 100+hp.
     

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