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You May Want To Buy That Dream Car Soon

By   December 13, 2017

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT

If you love the automobile then you likely have a dream car list. These cars likely include plenty of expensive high performance gas powered vehicles. The key word there is gasoline. On the list there may be an electric or hybrid mixed in, but chances are that you mainly have V8’s, V10’s, V12’s or flat-sixes.

If you have been hoping for a gasoline powered automobile then the clock may be ticking to purchase your dream car. It is officially time to cash in your 401K, sell your stocks, sell your Bitcoin and use your kid’s college fund before it isn’t an option.

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Formula E: The Future Of Racing Will Get Covered On FOX Sports

By   August 9, 2013

Formula E Will Be Covered By FOX Sports

Formula E Will Be Covered By FOX Sports

FOX Sports has made a multi-year deal with the new Formula E racing series. The series is the first racing series to feature all electric cars racing. It was created to promote the improvement of technology of electric vehicles.

The hope is that through racing development that future all-electronic cars will be able to perform better and charge faster. This is a good thing for us that like performance cars as it looks like all-electric cars are likely the future of the automobile.

Of course this is the infancy of the new series, so the technology is still very new. In fact because of the amount of time it takes to recharge the electric racing cars batteries pit stops will involve changing cars. The races should be worth watching just to see that happen. The open wheeled racing series will also be the quietest racing series ever.

The deal with FOX is a multimedia deal and will involve various networks including the new FOX Sports 1 (formerly SPEED).

Let us know in the comments if you will watch Formula E and what you think of racing with almost no sound.

Press Release

FOX Sports, one of the largest global sports networks, has signed a multi-year, international multi-media deal with the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric car racing series beginning in September 2014.

Formula E (www.fiaformulae.com) is a new FIA Championship featuring open-wheel cars powered exclusively by electricity and racing in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities, including two in the US with Los Angeles and Miami. Designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring, 10 teams each with two drivers will compete in one hour races using Formula cars capable of reaching speeds of more than 220kph with zero emissions.

“This series makes racing very relevant well into the future,” said Carlos Martinez, President Latin America for FOX International Channels, who helped broker the deal. “With a global approach to acquiring knowledge and fast-tracking technology through the world of international racing competition, the FIA Formula E Championship is much more than just another weekend at the track…it makes racing an integral part of solving one of the world’s most daunting challenges and we are thrilled to be a part of that process.”

As well as full US broadcast exclusivity across the FOX family of networks, including FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network set to launch on August 17th, FOX Sports also has exclusive and non-exclusive rights in more than 80 territories including Canada, Latin America/Caribbean, Netherlands, Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, key Asian territories and other areas of Asia, India and Africa.

The deal, across all territories, includes exclusive and non-exclusive on-line and mobile transmission rights.

“We are very proud to announce this major agreement between FOX and the FIA Formula E Championship and to be partnering a truly global organization that fully believes in the future of racing,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Championship promoter Formula E Holdings. “This global broadcasting deal will bring our Championship to nearly 90 countries and a potential 180 million households worldwide, giving our partners, our teams, and our team’s partners a platform to visualize the association to the values of this competition. We are particularly happy to join FOX at the time when FOX Sports 1 is being launched. America is a key market for electric cars and to show our races live in the US will be central to promoting this type of mobility.”

As well as two races in the US, last month saw leading IndyCar outfit Andretti Autosport become the first US team to join Formula E. Six of the 10 teams have now been signed for the inaugural season, three of which have already been announced with Andretti Autosport, China Racing and British-based Drayson Racing.

FOX Sports internationally is largely operated by FOX International Channels, 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business operating over 300 entertainment, sports, factual and lifestyle pay-TV network and non-linear services worldwide.

Mitsubishi Brings New MiEV Evolution II To Pikes Peak

By   June 25, 2013

Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II at Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak will be coming soon and many automotive manufactures use the event to test new technologies. This year Mitsubishi will be one of these companies competing in the EV Division. They will be running their new all-electric MiEV Evolution II. The car looks like a high performance car that should be able to get up the mountain with little trouble.

Most of the time when we think of 100% electric vehicle they don’t offer much performance. However, this purpose driven car will offer 536 horsepower as it drives its way up the side of Pikes Peak. All that power is mated to an all-wheel drive system that should help keep the traction as it heads up the hill climb.

Testing like this is important for the automotive buying public as it leads to what will be available to us in the future. Most manufactures believe that all electric cars are the future and this development will help us get better performing, less boring cars.

Press Release

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) readies for a daring return to the EV Division of the prestigious 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) with a pair of 100% electric-powered MiEV Evolution II race cars, set to compete on June 30th near Colorado Springs, CO.

Two-time Dakar Rally overall champion Hiroshi Masuoka returns for the 2013 Pikes Peak effort, partnered this year with six-time Pikes Peak overall motorcycle champion Greg Tracy.

The Mitsubishi Motors Racing Team conducted vehicle testing of the all-new MiEV Evolution II at Pikes Peak on June 15-16 in preparation for this year’s Race to the Clouds and the 100 percent electric-powered racing prototype performed flawlessly.

“I was very impressed with the performance and capabilities of last year’s Pikes Peak racing car,” said Masuoka. “But the improved power output, Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) handling and level of downforce exhibited from this year’s all-new MiEV Evolution II is remarkable.”

Teammate Greg Tracy also came away impressed with the unique quad-motor 400 kW (536 bhp) all-electric race car.

“Having watched Mitsubishi Motors’ success last year in their inaugural Pikes Peak run, and having used Mitsubishi’s S-AWC in my World Record Loop at the X Games, I was honored to be given the opportunity to race for MMNA in the EV Division. Having now tested the car, I am even more thrilled.”

The MiEV Evolution II features a unique four-motor drivetrain (two front/two rear) based on a modified high-output version of the production Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle motor, a tube-frame chassis, Mitsubishi Motors’ highly-advanced Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive technology, aerodynamically-enhanced carbon-fiber bodywork and state-of-the-art high-capacity lithium-ion batteries by Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ). For more details, please visit the Mitsubishi Motors 2013 PPIHC Press Kit.

Last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb marked Mitsubishi Motors’ debut in the Electric Vehicle Division with the i-MiEV Evolution racing prototype which, at the hands of driver Hiroshi Masuoka, resulted in an excellent second place finish in the EV class.

First run in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a treacherous 12.42-mile/156 corner road course through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado commencing at an elevation of 9,390 feet and finishing at 14,110 feet, nearly three miles above sea level.

Also representing Mitsubishi amidst all the excitement, the all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander crossover, arriving in dealerships this month, will serve as the “Official Safety Vehicle” for this year’s 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With available technologically-advanced safety features including Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM),the stylish seven-passenger 2014 Outlander will serve alongside two Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution safety vehicles at the annual motorsports extravaganza.