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Tesla at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, Jul 11, 2008.

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    As far as I know:

    VP3 an VP12 are on DT 1.5
    VP18 was on 1.0 this week
    VP4 was on 1.0 at Goodwood. Can't say about now though.
     
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    By the way, I never posted this because there was almost no coverage of the Roadster. It was completely missing from the FoStech pavilion segment (where they instead devoted loads of time to those stupid Toyota 3-wheeled seat things) and there was a brief flash of VP4 on the hill, but no better than the awesome shot above.

    The following show on BIMS - "Pulling Power" - also left the Roadster out of the main EV segment but did give the car its own (very quick 5 second) spot later on. We learnt absolutely nothing new and the Vectrix got more time on screen. They did however have a long review of Th!nk City, which they liked.

    Overall I was quite disappointed in both shows though. If anyone desperately does want to see them, please say so and I can convert them to MPEG - else delete them.
     
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    #23 dpeilow, Sep 1, 2008
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    For those that requested it...


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    #24 dpeilow, Jul 5, 2009
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    Goodwood 2009

    So I was all set to go to Goodwood today and then last night I sprained my ankle. Grrr. It looks like I missed a good one from the EV point of view.


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    Looks like many of the cars from the "FOSTech" pavilion actually got to run on track this year. That makes a change from last year, where most were static and those wacky Toyota armchair things were allowed to show the crowds "the future of motoring". What a difference a year makes.

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    #27 dpeilow, Jul 5, 2009
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    Not forgetting the TTXGP:

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    The styling on that "Frazer-Nash Namir" is "interesting" to say the least.
     
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    dpeilow,
    sorry to hear that with your ancle. Wish you a well recovery.

    As for the Namir, I always wondered why not more car companys - if they decide to use a serial hybrid concept - use the rotary engine for the part of the petrol engine.
     
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    #31 dpeilow, Jul 5, 2009
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    Looks like the Sport was present:

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    #32 TEG, Jul 5, 2009
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    That Infiniti reminds me a little of Model S.
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    There are some similar stylistic features.

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    Here's a decent shot of the Rinspeed.

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    Still doesn't do it any favours.


    Not all the EV action was on the track :)

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    A couple more shots of the Sport

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    Note the new PEM

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    Another shot of the Brabus Roadster in action. I wonder which noise it was synthesising?

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    The i-MiEV also made it out on track

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    The Rinspeed does its trick

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    And the interior of the Frazer-Nash... no.

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    Even the Renault Be-bop ZE prototype went for a run

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    Seems like just the Lightning GT wasn't on track.
     
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    #37 domenick, Jul 6, 2009
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    Apparently the driver of the Ginetta G50 EV needed one of those electric car noise-making thingys. He used his horn instead.

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    Love the Essence!

    It's a lameA** mega hybrid

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    but I dream of it Nissan making an all Electric version... It would replace our Roadster as a more practical EV. (unless Tesla has tie bigger spots car then...)

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    Cartype : Infiniti Essence : 2009
    Infiniti Essence Pictures: Page 1 - Top Speed

    The Models S is a big sedan but a bit too big for our needs. As spec'ed, it does seem to be a direct swipe at Fisker.
     
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    Here's a few shots of them making their way from the pavilion.


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    Remarkably, no pedestrians were injured by the above convoy.
     

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