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Old 04-13-2018, 03:12 AM
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Porsche 919 Hybrid unleashed, Audi electric supercar and new FE cars ...

On Monday, Porsche smashed the lap record at the Spa-Francorchamps track with this 919 Hybrid Evo. Based on last year's Le Mans and World Championship winning LMP1 racer, the purpose built machine effectively shows what a modern prototype racer can do without restrictions. These include fuel flow limits and removing them has raised the system output of petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain to close to 1,150 bhp. Additionally, the aerodynamics have been extensively modified with more active components and a larger rear wing. All this helped works driver Neel Jani beat last year's Formula 1 pole time by 0.783 seconds in the mighty 919 Hybrid Evo. The car will be brought out several more events later in the year including the Goodwood Festival of Speed. While it is all very impressive, we think we would have all rather seen the German manufacturer actually race the car in this year's FIA WEC!
Porsche's racing future is in Formula E where it will face off against the likes of BMW and Jaguar, who revealed the first glimpse of their version of the next generation spec electric racers. Dubbed iFE.18 and I-Type 3 respectively, the new cars are set to run in next week's official test in Spain.
The current generation cars are in Rome this weekend and also out on track will be this Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo. Finished in a retro paint-scheme, this is much more than just a full-size version of a car designed for the popular Gran Turimso video game. Fully functional, the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo features three electric motors, good for well over 800 bhp. In Rome and at other events, it will serve as a high-speed taxi with Rahel Frey and Dindo Capello sharing the driving duties.

Enjoy the links:

2018 Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo - Images, Specifications and Information

2018 BMW iFE.18 - Images, Specifications and Information

2018 Jaguar I-Type 3 - Images, Specifications and Information

2018 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo - Images, Specifications and Information
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