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Alessandro Volta

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by Celerity, May 9, 2004.

  1. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    In 1800, Alessandro Volta arranged zinc and copper discs in a column and invented the battery. 204 years later, Toyota has electrified automotive history with the first high-performance hybrid, named in his honor. The Giugiaro-designed carbon-fiber body seats three people abreast and features "drive-by-wire" controls, allowing you to position the steering wheel and pedals in front of any one of them. And the Volta's 408-hp Hybrid Synergy Drive (a 3.3-liter V6 with an electric motor for each axle) not only delivers 435 miles on a 13.7-gallon tank, but 0 - 60 acceleration in a mere 4 seconds. Somewhere, Count Volta is smiling.

    Concept car, yeah.. but I do believe Toyota has "Check-mate" everyone in the world.

    Alessandro Volta concept

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    Holy shit thats freakin' amazing!
     
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    old news I read about the 3.3 v6 with direct drive electric motors in a business week magazine months ago. and it wasn't toyota. also there a hundreds of engineering firms working on and perfecting drive by wire systems.

    but , still a fucking cool concept car.
     
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    I wanna see some interior pics!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    drive by wire. Yeah thats going to cause a few problems. I remember hearing about the F16s fly by wire system fucking up causing the planes hit the ground a lot....

    But cool car. I'd pimp it.
     
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    well atleast you can still steer and brake if drive by wire system goes out; for you can only go left and right....cant say the same about planes..
     
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    Dude, F16s have a secondary hydrolic system so that you can still fly if the FBW system goes out.
     
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    Fuel cell technology (if that's what you're implying) probably won't be a viable transportation power source for a very long time, if ever. There just aren't enough raw materials in the world to make it something that can be mass produced. Too much platinum.
     
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    acura also has a 400+ hp electric concept car

    i saw it in a magazine a few months ago
     
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