Pikes Peak guru Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima is apparently bored with breaking records and needs a new challenge. So he set himself a big 1: tackling the mighty hill in an electrical automobile. Do not fear, he hasn’t gone mad and is not going to drive a Nissan LEAF. He’s fielding a objective-built EV. He needs to break his ow record, so the car need to be pretty significant.
The automobile is even now in the works, but taking into consideration the 2012 Pikes Peak event is just around the corner, he should unveil his new machine quickly sufficient. At this stage we have no specifics on the technical specs or efficiency figures for the electric hill climber.
Taima’s EV campaign at this year’s Pikes Peak satisfies not only the man’s thirst for new challenges, it is also good publicity for electrical vehicles in basic. It fulfills Tajima’s environmental responsibilities, assuming he has 1!
Commenting on the subject Mr. Monster stated: “This year we will challenge the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with EV. I will challenge breaking my world record and would like to win seven consecutive victories,”
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March 29, 2012 at 11:35pm by Alexander Stoklosa
SRT has released a single image of the 2013 Viper’s interior on its Facebook web page ahead of the car’s debut at the New York automobile show following week. This is the third official sneak peek at the new Viper SRT has given us, following a glimpse of a carbon-fiber consumption and a line drawing of the car’s front finish.
The photo of the interior (above) reveals one particular surprise, along with one provided, about the Viper. Very first, the evident: The 2013 Viper will get a 6-speed manual transmission. We know, rather surprising stuff. But the surprise located in the picture is, properly, nicely surprising. The huge revelation is that the Viper eventually gets what appears to be a significant interior upgrade. The dashboard is covered in leather that’s held together with contrasting red stitching, and the passenger grab deal with is wrapped in what appears like suede or Alcantara. And are these flashes of aluminum trim we see?
We’ll get a total look at the 2013 SRT Viper inside and out following week, so stay tuned to this space for all of the venomous sports activities cars’ particulars.
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In Canada, new car and light truck sales climbed 13.1% during the first two months of 2012, compared to the identical period final year. Nonetheless, the provinces with the highest increases are Saskatchewan (21.four%), Alberta (twenty.5%) and Nova Scotia (19.6%).
On the other hand, all the other provinces scored a outcome below the national typical, and Prince Edward Island is the only a single that purchased fewer autos so far in 2012 than in 2011 (-2.eight%).
With eight.2 new car revenue per one,000 citizens, Alberta is ahead of – surprise – Newfoundland, whose population bought 6.9 new vehicles per 1,000 citizens. Saskatchewan completes the podium with 6.six.
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Motorsports, Race Movies — By Andrew Elliott on March 30, 2012 at 4:35 am — No Comments
Group B. The era of rallying that has turn into famous (and in some instances, infamous) for the amazing speed and daring of not only the automobiles, but the drivers as well. The 1980′s saw the popularity of rally racing skyrocket to amounts of which the planet had never noticed. In simple fact, it was the only time in background that rally of any variety surpassed the grandiose spectacle that is F1.
It was the era of legend. The era that defined and immortalized the sport. If you were to search “rally” on Google images at this very moment, the page would be filled with the iconic photos of Group B spectators standing mere steps from maniacal rally drivers pushing eleven/10ths. Okay, that may possibly be an exaggeration. There is precisely one Group B picture if you have been to really search “rally” on Google Photos. But the pantomime of the total circumstance stands correct, whether or not or not the metaphor was exaggerated.
The creators of the excellent expose on some of the most fatal years of Grand Prix racing (Grand Prix: The Killer Years), have just released their newest documentary on Group B entitled Madness on Wheels.
Take a look at the trailer beneath and place it on full display. It seems to be like it will be very, very very good.
Mercedes-Benz confirmed earlier this month that it will debut a new concept in April called the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe – known to us as the CLC.
Today the company confirmed that the model will be built at its new plant in Kecskemet, Hungary, where the German automaker began production earlier this week.
“With the start of production in Kecskemet, the Mercedes-Benz offensive in the premium compact segment is shifting up a gear,” said Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “With the production network of the Rastatt and Kecskemét plants, we now have the capacity to meet the demand from many existing – and new – customers in the premium compact segment.”
Zetsche said that the new model will be a 4-door-coupe of the new generation Mercedes-Benz compact cars.
After SRT failed to get 2013 “likes” in 2013 minutes on its Facebook page to show us the next Viper, the moderators took a different approach asking for 300 “shares” on a new status, a goal that was achieved rather swiftly.
So, here we are with what could be that last teaser before the actual reveal of the brand-new Viper on April 4 at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, unless SRT has more competitions in mind…
What you see is the next Viper’s interior with a shot taken from the front and in an angle from the driver’s position showing part of the center console, the red sport seats and the manual gearbox shifter.
We still don’t get any information on the specs of the car, but most seem to agree that the ‘snake’ will continue to receive power from a V10 engine driving the rear wheels through a manual gearbox (probably a 6-speed unit if our eyes aren’t playing games with us).
To assistance the launch of the all-electrical i, Mitsubishi has begun improvement on an i-Miev prototype to enter into the 2012 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb.
From the design sketches, it looks like Mitsubishi will outfit the i-Miev with a colossal wide physique kit, comprehensive with a cavernous rear diffuser. Safety components such as a roll cage, race seat and harnesses are visible, as are the wheels and tire mixture that seems to be optimized for asphalt. Final year, 2011, marked the finish of the dusty era of Pikes Peak—the dirt portions of the road will be paved in time for the 2012 occasion.
Mitsubishi has yet to release particulars on any upgrades to the powertrain other than that it will use EV parts off the production i-Miev. Engineers from Mitsubishi will be supported by its partners in batteries, electrical motors and other compnents. Data gathered from ascending near 1500 meters to the 4300 summit will provide invaluable information regarding the durability and any impacts of altitude on the electrical techniques.
Hiroshi Masuoka has been announced as the driver for the occasion. Masuoka has competed in the Dakar Rally 21 times, winning it in Mitsubishis in 2002 and 2003 (Mitsubishi Pajero in the former year, a Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution in the latter). Let’s see if he can bring his luck back to the diamond star make.