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New Lotus...Good God!!!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by PhilofCas, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

  2. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    back-of-envelope says that's essentially a claim of 1.0g all the way.

    (0-300kph @ 1.0g, 8.58s at 9.81m/s/s)

    Hilarious if true.

    (PS never buy release 1.0: wait for the Lotus Eviscerator, at least)
    sean99 likes this.
  3. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

  4. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    It’s basically a full size Tamiya Hotshot.

    What a hoot.

    edit - JESUS! - been developing the charging system with partners - Full charge in 9 minutes! I mean how many amps is that chucking down the cable!!
  5. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    You must have to plug it in directly to a power station. According to wikipedia it has a 70 kWh lithium-ion battery, so a charge in 9 minutes would be approx. 420kilowatts of power. Unlike hifi you really would need a cable as thick as your arm for that.
  6. Ginger

    Ginger pfm Member

  7. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Damnit - the Lotus forums are going to be plagued with bl00dy mains cables and interconnect debates now too..
  8. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    A cable is a cable is a cable is a ...
  9. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I wonder if we're going to get to the point where the potential is to build an electric car so fast a human can't drive it.
  10. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    i think we’re there already! I’d love to see half PFM members hit 160 without breaking into a sweat!
  11. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    Just bear in mind that a Top Fuel dragster goes 0-336mph in 3.7 seconds, so the Lotus will have people wanting to accelerate faster.
    TimF likes this.
  12. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    What a fantastic car. It was on Shit Gear the other day. You put your luggage into the side panels the doors close on.

    Is it faster than a Bugatti Veyron in terms of acceleration? The latter has a quicker top speed, I think.

    What's not to like, apart from the price?

    Cereal Killer likes this.
  13. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Yes, way quicker than a Veyron, that is clocked at around 14 seconds for same test.
    jackbarron likes this.
  14. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    claiming something approaching a 0.5 MW charging rate is not trivial, in the least.
    That alone will be interesting tech, and a serious infrastructure problem - you cannot just pull such from the nearest streetlight distribution pillar!

    obvs streets will soon need well-maintained slots, and magnatraction...
  15. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Chargers use liquid cooled cables...
  16. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    reaction time is an issue above 150, but then I am getting old
  17. George J

    George J Herefordshire member

    Once again the motor industry aims in quite the wrong direction.

    What is required is a simple electric car for daily use with a top speed of say 70 mph and a cost that is equivalent to A Skoda Citygo petrol. Then electric cars would really increase in their significance.

    Best wishes from George
    Ginger and Dozey like this.
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Some of us who are interested in electric / hybrid cars but don't want to buy something bland.

    The Lotus, like the Taycan, is there to show what can be achieved with electric (performance, looks, driver fun). I just have to wait a few years for someone to make an electric car that isn't the equivalent of white goods.
  19. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    All very well, but until the tech is a lot cheaper, AND there’s profit for the manufacturer, it ain’t gonna happen.
  20. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    No soul though.

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