It absolutely is the straight cut gears. To answer Dolemite question, the main reason to do it is that it sounds awesome!You mean in the Ford? That whine could be the electric motors. Doesn't really sound like straight cut gears.
Whole point is to get more people interested in EVs. If dorifto does that, I don’t see an issue.I'm talking about the the overblown style of the video. If you're impressed by that stuff, be my guest. Smokey burnouts and hanging your tail out has nothing to do with going around a racetrack in the fastest possible fashion, mostly about showing off to the non cognoscenti. We've absorbed some kind of meme that drifting is actually faster driving. It's not. It's slower.
I suppose. I'm somebody who at least most of the time tries to make a clear distinction between hype and substance. Hype is cheap just like talk. Substance not so much.Whole point is to get more people interested in EVs. If dorifto does that, I don’t see an issue.
“...accelerate the world towards sustainable transportation...” - isn’t that part of Tesla’s mission?
Agreed. While this is a fun prototype, it isn't for any reason other than attention. They should focus on building the real car. Maybe build a Pikes Peak racer or get into Formula E.I suppose. I'm somebody who at least most of the time tries to make a clear distinction between hype and substance. Hype is cheap just like talk. Substance not so much.
So here’s a new video of Ken driving the car. You can tell it’s completely foreign to him. Also the car only has a 57kwh battery but they did say something about pikes peak. Not sure if they’ll make it if it burns through all the juice with all that power. They’ll probably need to throttle it.This is going to get interesting between Ford and UP........ Tesla should just make UP their Performance Division...
We built a race car starting with a brand new Model 3 Performance in under a week. Lots of late nights! The car is getting its first ever charge right now at 2AM in Buttonwillow ahead of a sold out TeslaCorsa 9 tomorrow. We’ve brought out a few special cars. Some fun surprises & will be a great day for all attendees! As for the race car, this will be a first shake down run and then we have less than a month to prepare for Pikes Peak with Randy Pobst behind the wheel.