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Pikes Peak Hill Climb Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by jeremyz, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. jeremyz

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    And this link goes terribly wrong….
     
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    insideevs.com (which is where the link is from) is having some problem where every once in a while when you click on a link it redirects you to a porn site. I'm guessing that's what went "terribly wrong" for you.

    Here are the interesting bits from the link:
    “Electric motorsport specialists Drive eO are returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29 to test and develop their latest electric drive train system. The team has packaged it into a Tesla Roadster chassis, making the competitive debut in motorsport for Tesla.”

    “Drive eO has dubbed the project PP02 as it builds upon the team’s initial attempt at the iconic hill climb competition in 2013 with a prototype supercar eO PP01. The new car features a more modest specification with rear axle powered by 360 kW (peak) twin-motor system and a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The team is aiming to validate the new components ahead of scaling them up for successive electric supercar projects which are already on the drawing board.”


     
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    Want!

    Love that stripped out interior.
     
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    I just hope they didn't strip down a perfectly good 1.5 to create that thing. Looks like they went with the Elise 4 lug hub, most likely to run the big brake kit. They also are running the adjustable Nitron shocks.
     
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    On their website (Drive eO at Pikes Peak 2014 Drive eO), it says their Roadster is 360kW (483hp), 800nm (590 ft-lbs) and has a mass of 1060 kg (73 slugs in the stupid system, weighs 2337lbs on Earth). That thing must haul ass. From the pictures, it's interesting that their version of the PEM is much smaller than the Tesla one, but still pumps out about twice the power. They also have a liquid cooled motor.
     
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    Some "Before & After" photos from Twitter: (Twitter / irnauda: Pirms un pēc: Dambja elektroauto ...)
    photo 3 (1).PNG photo 2 (1).PNG

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    BTW - they bought Roadster quite empty from Tesla tech. - so its just glider.. and they got it from Germany, from BOSCH, and i can imagine what BOSCH did with all the Tesla Tech right there ;)

    eO made battery pack for 30% less weight, A. Dambis is the man... hope you guys go deeper in this all - its interesting.
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    The third attempt - hope these guys gonna WIN PP and be first electric car to be first on the peak.
    They almost finished work on the megawatt electric race car:

    Drive eO Announces World Drive eO
     
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    Six motors?...holy crap!
     
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    With an interior, that looks pretty much like something you could drive daily. Sign me up!

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