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Le Mans 2012: Battle of the Hybrids

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by dpeilow, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

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    Great story! If the racing associations allow EVs and hybrids to strut their stuff head-to-head against ICE racers, it won't be long until ICE loses its position as the premiere drivetrain for short- to medium-range racing. The gearheads will fight to the bitter end, but their fate is sealed.
     
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    Le Mans has always been very progressive. You can bet as soon as an EV that can do 12 laps and battery swap/rapid charge is ready, it will be there.
     
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    With the EVs and different flavours of hybrids (not to mention Nissan's ultra-lightweight deltawing) at this year's Le Mans, it sure is going to be an interesting race to see which flavour of electrification and efficiency comes out on top.

    I will be going for the 7th straight year in a row.

    Are any of you Voltheads interested in attending? :) I've confirmed there are still places in a top trackside campsite with electric hookups.
     
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    Proce start from only 117 pounds that's not bad should be a good weekend.
     
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