German car firm e-Wolf has unveiled plans for a leccy “extreme sports car”. ewolf_01 E-Wolf's e-2 will be powered by four leccy motors Due to run as a prototype in 2011 and enter limited production soon after, the e-2 will be powered by four electric motors producing a combined power output of over 400kW (536hp). The e-2’s …
Tie Fighter Sound Effects Please!
Choose Engine Sound :
You'd have thought...
Someone in the car industry would have noticed the rest of the world has moved on from Li ion to Li Polymer..
Oh well, Dinosaurs are extinct because they couldn't adapt.
Acoustic safety module
Saints preserve us!
"....we’re sure buyers could tinker with the car’s digital audio......"
Ohshit I do hope not. I've just had a vision of the future in which cars sail around in electrical serenity. Silent save for the sound of "Crazy Frog", that POS with the talentless helium-voiced dickhead or whatever other crap ringtone's doing the rounds at the time playing incessently through their personalised "acoustic safety modules".
Beautiful - sort of
The front and 3/4 views of this car are awesome. The back end needs some help though....
Keep it up you custom high end car manufacturers! The more of these things that get built, the sooner real cars for the rest of us will be able to perform. Prius? Insight? Please....A man has to maintain his dignity! Til then, I'll keep rockin 50MPG on my R6....
....a bloody "sports" car with sports car performance! None of this pissy limited to 110mph or 0-60 in 8 seconds and even a decent range, for a sports car.
How do I win one (like I could afford to buy one)?
Another Pipe Dream
This car will never see the light of day....lets see something real rather than these drawings and 3D computer generated art for a change.
I'm trying to think of something snarky to say about that name, but it's so bad that my language center seems to have completely shut down. My god! What were they thinking?
5s 0 to 60?
WIth the same bhp/ton as the Gumpert Apollo, I'm reckoning that's going to be far quicker than 5 seconds to 60 - 4 wheel drive and a lot more torque, more like 3 seconds? Nice!
Wonder how many racing starts are included in the maximum range...
"make it sound like an ice-cream truck or Fiat Panda"
I'd rather have one that sounds like a steam train, with a matching steam-whistle horn.
Just to confuse and/or terrify anyone approaching from the other direction in a dark tunnel.
If this has four motors, I assume one per wheel.
Does this mean we could have a car that could skid steer!?
So what would it sound like then?
<BEEP> Warning, this vehicle is reversing.
<BEEP> Warning, this vehicle is going forwards.
<BEEP> Warning, this vehicle is going forwards very fast.
<BEEP> Warning, if you've heard this message, I'm past you already.
Sounds for a silly looking car.
"an “acoustic safety module” that will apparently pump out sounds commensurate with the car's looks."
So a PA speaker and a copy of crazy frog should about do it.
Finding any place you can safely drive it maxed out.
Front end, nice
Back end, not so much.
Still, it's a damn sight nicer than the milk floats most companies are pitching.
I'll take mine in Stealth Bomber Black, please, with a TIE Fighter engine sound, or maybe a TRON Recogniser sound....
Or a TARDIS ?
Can I say that this car looks really ugly? I know people do not care much about my aesthetic sense but every time some innovative design comes out, the sports car loving cock-rockers always complain about the looks (and I always thing glass houses, stones, etc.).
Expensive, ugly, and really stupid "noise added" tech--the electric part is great though!
I personally favour ..
A. Gordon Brown's voice chirping out .. Hold Me, Please Hold Me.
B. Britney Spears .. Baby One More Time.
C. Washing Machine On Spin Cycle.
D. City Rover.
E. Only Fools And Horse Reliant Robin.
F. 50cc Moped
Actually the electric part is the worst of all. Limited range, limited top speed, arguably no decrease in environmental impact at all once you factor for new fabrication, batteries, disposal/recycling, still a need to generate power and have a charger and let's face it, all this waste for a car that's not likely to be one's everyday cruiser to/fro work.
Can't they at least start using LiFEPO4 batteries for lower impact and greater charge cycling? Energy density is lower, but sports car or not it is a public roadworthy vehicle it need not be a race car if it is aimed towards environmental types, all it has to do is what all sports cars had to do, outperform much of it's class and below, and look unique doing so.
I'd hate to be traveling hundreds of miles in one though, not much of a factor if it's cruise range is short.
Acoustic Safety Module
No chance. It'll use up too much power. Much better to stick a playing card into the spokes like we did with bikes when we were kids. My Raleigh Commando was a bleedin' Suzuki and no messin'!!
When are they gonna start using hydrogen fuel cells? Or nuclear battteries that last for years? Hell the original batmobile was using atomic batteries back in the sixties and the world STILL hasn't caught up!
...just like a Ford focus, Nissan Micra, Fiat Punto.
not many places you are legally allowed max out your car....unless of course, like thousands of others, you stick it on a track.
sounds according to speed ?
I would prefer the sound to change according to the speed
0-30km/h silent mode
30-50km/h rally car sound
50-100 km/h F1 sound
100 - top speed jet turbine sound
0-60 in 5s
UK prepped Mitsubishi Evo FQ400's do 0-60mph in 3.5 and only generate 300kW (according to Wikipedia) so 5s for an electric car with 400kW isn't very impressive. And the Evo is essentially a mass produced car.
Well, it takes a very special talent to take significant styling cues from various Farraris and Lamborghinis and still manage to come up with something uglier than a Nova kit car.
But, as it's from Germany then I shouldn't be all that surprised I guess.