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    Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Interesting project by Ariel, a new prototype called Hipercar

    EV meets Turbine! (sadly the Turbine element isn't working in this video)


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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Nice. I loved the Jaguar C-X75 prototype with the gas turbines, so nice to see someone else giving the tech a try

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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Nice. I loved the Jaguar C-X75 prototype with the gas turbines, so nice to see someone else giving the tech a try
    Didn't know that prototype existed, very nice even 12 years later
    What a shame their actual model offerings are quite uninspiring

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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Didn't know that prototype existed, very nice even 12 years later
    What a shame their actual model offerings are quite uninspiring
    The Jag was generally awesome, but I rather liked the warning signs on the back of the car for hot jet exhaust.

    The jet engines are from a company that does home generators. You can get a couple to bung in the airing cupboard as a combined heat and power generator to allow you to run off grid. I presume the Ariel is using the same company, but sounds like "only" one turbine.

    Looks like the Jag is currently in Coventry, which explains why I couldn't find it in the Jaguar museum at Gaydon earlier this year : https://www.jaguarheritage.com/car/2010-c-x75-concept/

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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Judgement reserved until I see a video with the turbine working... and it's not worth buying unless you get that signature turbine startup sound.
    Tik.... tik.... tik... tik.. tik.. tik. tiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktikwtwtwtwtwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhooooooooooo!!!!!
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    like a chihuahua urinating on a towering inferno...

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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    The Jag was generally awesome, but I rather liked the warning signs on the back of the car for hot jet exhaust.

    The jet engines are from a company that does home generators. You can get a couple to bung in the airing cupboard as a combined heat and power generator to allow you to run off grid. I presume the Ariel is using the same company, but sounds like "only" one turbine.

    Looks like the Jag is currently in Coventry, which explains why I couldn't find it in the Jaguar museum at Gaydon earlier this year : https://www.jaguarheritage.com/car/2010-c-x75-concept/
    Seems like they added a combustion engine at some point having worked with Williams.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Judgement reserved until I see a video with the turbine working... and it's not worth buying unless you get that signature turbine startup sound.
    Tik.... tik.... tik... tik.. tik.. tik. tiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktikwtwtwtwtwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhooooooooooo!!!!!

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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Seems like they added a combustion engine at some point having worked with Williams.
    I'm sure it was a fine combustion engine, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster
    Tik.... tik.... tik... tik.. tik.. tik. tiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktikwtwtwtwtwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhooooooooooo!!!!!
    it just isn't the same

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    Re: Ariel Hipercar prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Judgement reserved until I see a video with the turbine working... and it's not worth buying unless you get that signature turbine startup sound.
    Tik.... tik.... tik... tik.. tik.. tik. tiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktiktikwtwtwtwtwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhooooooooooo!!!!!
    This just reminded me of the time I was sitting in the cockpit of a King Air while a good friend of mine was working on the engine. Obviously I turned on the ignitors...


    (For those who don't know, the tik... tik... tik... is the firing of the ignitors in a jet engine, which are fairly similar to spark plugs. A King Air is a turboprop, which is a turbine engine that drives a propeller. There is an appropriate paranoia about being near a propeller and having the engine start. It's a really big deal for piston engines. But it's a really good way to scare the القرف out of someone!)

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