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    Does the Toyota 2000GT SEV foretell an electric sports car? [w/video]

    The totally awesome Toyota 2000GT SEV unveiled earlier this year was the result of what was called the "Crazy Car Project," undertaken by the Toyota Automobile Association. While no doubt some thought that converting the iconic car, of which only 353 examples were made, to run on solar power a ...

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    Video: Infiniti Emerg-E prototype has trouble at Goodwood

    Nobody ever said that pushing the boundaries of technology was easy. Today's latest crop of hybrid and electric vehicles are highly complicated pieces of machinery loaded with computer controls, miles of wiring and sometimes multiple powerplants. As you might imagine, not everything always goes ...

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    Drayson Racing sets electric record at Goodwood Festival of Speed [w/video]

    The Nissan Leaf wasn't the only electric vehicle to set a record (1 minute, 57 seconds whilst in reverse) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb this year. With Johnny Cocker at the wheel and pointing forward, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV from Drayson Racing Technologies laid down a time of ...

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    Video: Watch this Nissan Leaf set a record up Goodwood... backwards

    There's more than one way to set a record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Just ask Nissan. The automaker took to the hill climb this year with the lowly Nissan Leaf and actually managed to capture a spot in the record books with a unique stunt. Terry Grant jumped behind the wheel of the EV for ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf aims to take world record in reverse at Goodwood

    When Nissan wants to set a speed record, you'd expect it to use the GT-R to get there. Or maybe one of its myriad racing cars – it does, after all, power the bulk of the LMP2 racers on the grid at Le Mans, not to mention the experimental DeltaWing. But the Leaf? Sure, maybe for ...

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    Infiniti Emerg-E prototype will go hill climbing at Goodwood 2012

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed isn't the first place green car enthusiasts go to for their gas-saving entertainment. But hybrids and plug-in vehicle have been present here and there in recent years – we've seen the Honda CR-Z RR Concept, Renault Z.E. concept and Tesla Roadster – and ...

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    Nissan Leaf not allowed to attempt record-setting reverse hill climb at Goodwood

    Unlike most conventional vehicles, in which Reverse gear only allows low-speed maneuvers, the Nissan Leaf, if slightly modified, can be driven backwards at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. That's why the Leaf, piloted by professional stunt driver Terry Grant, was the vehicle chosen to attempt ...

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    Nissan Leaf to attempt record-setting hill climb in... reverse

    Unlike gasoline-fueled vehicles, in which reverse gear only allows low-speed maneuvers, the Nissan Leaf packs an electric powertrain that, theoretically*, enables it to be driven backwards until it hits its top speed. This means that the Leaf, believe it or not, can whiz along in reverse at ...

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    Derek Bell runs the Bentley Continental Supersports at Goodwood [w/VIDEO]

    Bentley Continental Supersports - click above for a high res image gallery
    At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Bentley unveiled its fastest most powerful road car in its 90 year history in the form of the Continental Supersports. Besides significantly reducing the weight of the existing ...

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    Renault Z.E. electric car makes its mark at Goodwood

    Renault's Z.E. (Zero Emission) Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Porsche was pushing runners to previously-unknown heights, Renault participated in the Goodwood Festival of Speed with something a bit more appropriate. The company's quirky all-electric concept, the Z.E., was on ...

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    Porsche enhances humans to break world record 48-hour distance run

    Porsche world record attempt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    What's the most common Pavlovian response to the word "Porsche"? Thinking of people running on treadmills, right? If you had a different though, consider that treadmills were front and center at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ...

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    Elektrobay charging stations will power EVs at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is taking place this weekend in the UK and electric vehicles will again be represented. Last year, a Tesla Roadster made its debut in the hillclimb race and this year there will be 13 electrics on hand. Elektromotive will be trying to ensure that they stay in running ...

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    VIDEO: While Top Gear waits, Fifth Gear runs Tesla at Goodwood

    A couple of weeks ago we told you that Tesla was talking to the producers of Top Gear about having Jeremy Clarkson try out the Roadster. At the time Darryl Siry told us nothing had been finalized yet and we don't know if that has changed. What we do know is that the "other British car show," Fifth ...

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    Race jocks to show off pedal power at Goodwood

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is all about sending racing and sports cars of assorted vintages up the hill in an entertaining show of ferocious power. There's really nothing green about it, so why are we talking about it here on ABG? Well, because there's going to be a new wrinkle added to the ...


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