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Still nervous about trading in your gas guzzler for an electric carriage? The European Commission wants you to cast your eyes on the Volar-e, a high performance EV prototype designed specifically to garner attention. Designed and built by Applus IDIADA, the Volar-e boasts 1,000 horses driven by four independently controlled electric motors, a regenerative breaking system and the ability to juice up in under twenty minutes. The prototype — which was built in only four months — saw its first public outing this week at Circuit de Catalunya, in Spain, giving onlookers at peek at what its four driving modes can do.
The company didn’t specify what differentiates the vehicles Eco, Dynamic, Racing and Wet modes, but did go out of its way to highlight the Volar-e’s acceleration and top speed: 62mph in 3.4 seconds and 186 mph. The European Commission says the vehicle is built to promote electric vehicles to European markets, standing as a reference point to category’s potential. Cool? Sure, but with performance like that, we can’t imagine the Volar-e will do much to calm our range anxiety. Check out the prototype racer in action after the break.
Via: Motor Authority
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Let’s simply lay it out there: Pyongyang Racer isn’t visiting take house any Game of the Year awards. However it does mark one significant achievement: the racer is reported to be the first game developed inside North Korea that’s targeted at gamers outside the communist state. Which’s really about the only kudos we can level on the title, developed by Nosotek as an advertising device for Koryo– a travel company that concentrates on arranging North Korea gos to.
The “objective” of Pyongyang Racer is to explore the country’s capital city while collecting fuel barrels to keep your auto moving. Besides popular destinations in the city– which are remarkably well-modeled contrasted to the rest of the game– there’s not a whole great deal to see. You’re …
Lots of automakers are checking the waters by introducing all-electric vehicles to consumers at this year’s LA Car Show, however Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Advancement aims to stomp with the huge pets on the planet of competitive racing. Taking 2nd place at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, this juiced up carbon-fiber speedster pushes around 322HP from its 3 80KW electric motors and packs a 35KWh lithium-ion battery. While it seems the Evo ought to be chasing after the Mach 5 and it looks like it originated from Pops Racer’s garage, numerous of its parts originate from its ancestor, with the exception of its all-wheel drive setup. Speed past the break to get a more detailed look at this battery-powered brute in all of its manga inspired magnificence.
Eurocom calls its Racer 2.0 a small form factor mobile workstation — by which it means it’s a rather sizable laptop, but with plenty of power and decent aesthetics. Known for designing its rigs to be upgradable, the Racer 2.0 is such a recipient, which now offers the Intel HM77 Express chipset and support for both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs. It offers a 15.6-inch, 1080p display (in both glossy and matte configurations), which is powered by a 1.5GB GeForce GTX 660M GPU as the basic option. Those desiring even more oomph may opt for the 2GB Radeon HD 7970M, and even those in need of true workstation graphics may select from a lineup of NVIDIA’s Quadro GPUs. The four SO-DIMM slots will accommodate up to 32GB of RAM, and it’ll even accept two hard drives (in addition to an mSATA SSD), so long as you’re willing to fill the optical drive’s slot. Naturally, all the upgrades can make the price soar in a hurry, but the base configuration starts at reasonably palatable $ 1283. Ready to be sold a new laptop? You’ll find the PR after the break.
Gallery: Eurocom Racer 2.0
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No, these really aren’t any different from regular red-blue 3D glasses. If anything, they’re of lower quality. But it’s just fun to revel in the fact that you could do 3D back in the day (in such an awesome game, no less, plus these worked on 3D WorldRunner), so that makes these glasses just plain sweet.
Talk about coming full circle! Creator Malte Jehmlich built a semi-enclosed track for his video-enabled R/C cars to run on, and an arcade-style monitor and controller setup, so driving the cars is like playing a videogame. As seen on Makezine.com today.
R/C Cars With Wireless Video Simulates a Videogame