Peugeot have launched what they believe to be a new concept in endurance car racing. The 908 HDI FAP Hybrid embraces modern environmental and energy conservation concerns by having three seperate power sources. Like the KERS system currently being developed in F1, the Peugeot ‘HY’ technology stores a proportion of the energy produced by braking and then can be used as a power boost or a means of conserving power.
The new car features a 60kw gear driven electric motor generator in the place of the traditional starter motor. Energy is stored by 600 lithium-ion cells divided into ten battery packs. Six of these are placed in the cockpit in place of the battery and the remaining four are placed on the floor pan. Finally, an electric power converter controls the flow of energy between the batteries and motor-generator. Continue reading Peugeot unveil new hybrid racecar
Most of us, if we were in possession of an extremely expensive super car, would try to look after it. After all, the repair bills would probably exceed a month or two’s pay. Not this bloke, the owner of a Bugatti Veyron who somehow managed to drive the thing into a lake. The man, from Texas in the USA, claimed that he was ‘distracted by a bird’. The low flying Pelican flew by him and prompted him to drop his phone. Because he was trying to find it on the floor of his car, he neglected to notice that he was about to drive into a salt marsh lake. Continue reading Man drives Bugatti Veyron into lake
This certainly is not a sailing blog, but when i heard of the free car that you get when you buy the new Strand Craft SC122 yacht i couldn’t help be write a quick blog post about it.
The Luxury yacht in question is the new Strand Craft SC122 and come in at a whopping £17m. “at that price they should give you a free car” I hear you cry, but its no normal car. The Sc122 comes with a bespoke 234mph supercar that features a twin turbo V12 engine that pumps out a huge 880bhp. With the ability to hit 60 in just 3.2 seconds the free accessory that you get with the SC122 sounds like it can rival most of the other supercars on the market today. Continue reading Free SuperCar When You Buy Luxury Yacht