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Remarkably complete and compelling to drive. The future for Porsche begins here

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4 May 2011

If they took the silly stripes off and installed a flat six with just one 12-volt battery, they might be onto something here...

PaulJ

4 May 2011

The engineering significance and the market relevance of this car is equal to zero.

4 May 2011

Is there a market for a battery-powered sportscar like the Tesla ? I doubt it very much.

4 May 2011

"The step off urgency, gives the prototype a good turn of speed around town – an environment where it feels right at home."

Hmm - since when was any Boxster - or Porsche for that matter - designed as a city car???

5 May 2011

[quote Autocar] it has fitted the Boxster E with two speakers – one low down at the rear and one within the cabin - that simulate the sound of its classic six-cylinder engine [/quote]

They could be onto something here. Engine sounds could be the new ring tones. Think of the possibilities, dumper truck engine note one day, F1 car the next, a 747 even.

 

 

 

6 May 2011

Surely you mean a more "compelling drive", rather than "competing drive"...?

6 May 2011

[quote Leslie Brook]

[quote Autocar] it has fitted the Boxster E with two speakers – one low down at the rear and one within the cabin - that simulate the sound of its classic six-cylinder engine [/quote]

They could be onto something here. Engine sounds could be the new ring tones. Think of the possibilities, dumper truck engine note one day, F1 car the next, a 747 even.

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I lay in bed last night thinking about this (yes, random I know).

Imagine if we all went to electric cars without sound, how much less noise pollution would there be! You could buy a house next to a motorway or a main road without having to worry about noise. It would make the world slightly more serene place.

Then I thought about the ramifications of cars not having any noise at all (or above a certain speed as some already do). The impact on wild life would be huge, even some of the more stupid of the human race would suffer (mind you, that could be called natural selection).

This is going to be an issue that will unfold as electric cars become more popular, synthesised noise or not.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

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