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Justin Bieber Chrome Fisker Karma



Justin Bieber was spotted with his GF Selena Gomez driving his new chrome wrapped hybrid Fisker Karma through the Chick-fil-A drive thru. Bieber received the Fisker Karma live on the Ellen DeGeneres Show by his manager who surprised him with his 18th birthday present in March.

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2011 SEMA Show Outdoor Photos


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Another year, another slow economy for the USA and specifically sunny Las Vegas, yet the 2011 SEMA Show Photos seems to be packed full of modified and exotic cars. It truly is something to visit SEMA, and see all the sweat, blood and money that goes into some of the custom cars and trucks at this show. Special thanks go out to my friend Richard Owen (founder of supercars.net) for these pictures and the rest to come this week!

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Porsche GT3 R Hybrid


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Contrary to Michael Macht (Porsche CEO) recent statement that Porsche technology will continue to be centered around improving efficiency and not creating hybrids “We want brake regeneration and stop-start for our sports cars, but not hybrid,” explains Macht, here is the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

This new Porsche Hybrid will be based on the RWD Porsche 911 GT3 R that will take delivery to track privateers later this year. In addition to the 480hp 4.0L Flat Six it will have 2 electric motors that drive the front wheels.

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Tajima EV Mini Sport


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The Tajima EV Mini Sport is an all electric single seater mini formula 1 looking vehicle price around $23,000 USD (without battery) and weighs 300kgs using steel tube space frame and resin bathtub like body. The EV has a motor output of 0.59KW, delivered to the rear wheels via a drive belt which can be powered by lead or lithium polymer batteries delivering ranges of 25km (lead battery costs $2500 USD) or 90km (lithium battery costs $5500 USD) It produces a top speed of 70km/h. The Tajima Motor Corp is run by Japanese race driver Nobuhiro Tajima.

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Lamborghini Madura Concept Photos


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Checkout this futuristic looking Lamborghini Madura concept created by Slavche Tanevsky, a student at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The Madura is named after an Indonesian island famous for bull races. It was created via collaboration with Lamborghini & Audi designers for Lamborghini’s raw materials project.

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Hybrid Lamborghini Gallardo 2015


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Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Germany’s Automobilewoche trade paper that Lamborghini (Audi) will be launching a Hybrid Lamborghini Gallardo model by 2015.Officials from rival Ferrari officials have also signaled that a Hybrid Ferrari is on the way, by the same time.. interesting ;)

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Zenn Motor Company SHARES SOAR!

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Toronto-based Zenn Motor Company Inc. shares (ZNN) SOARED today based on new battery technology results released by one of their partner EEStor Inc in Texas. This ground breaking battery technology is key in enabling electric cars to meet minimum highway speed standards. The stock rose to a high of $5.79 CAD (up 68%) and currently up 48%.

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2009 Formula 1 Rule Changes Video

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In the first video, Sebastian Vettel explains the 2009 Formula 1 rule changes with the assistance of some pretty wicked awesome animations. The coolest new rule allows for regenerative braking system (called KERS – kinetic energy recovery systems) utilizing a battery to store the energy created when braking. This system will give each driver a 6.5 seconds boost of 82hp per lap! The second video is similar to the first but incorporates some of the F1 drivers (Lewis Hamilton) and their thoughts on the upcoming changes.

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Electric Porsche 959 / 911 Pictures & Video

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I recently had a chance to check this Electric Porsche 911 / 959 while at Supercar Weekend 2009 in Palm Beach Florida.

This EV’s purpose was built for 95% driving around town. Battery options range from 50-200 mile range and can reach over 100 mph. Lead acid package includes 17 Odyssey series-2150 93AH batteries, EPN DC 11″ motor, 1000 amp water cooled controller, 5 speed 915 Porsche trans. 17″ Cup wheels. Power windows, A/C. Color change available. Available for $65,000 USD.

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