Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg used its press conference at the Geneva Motor Show to reveal a concept car it calls Quant. The futuristic four-seater sports car is a pure electric vehicle, powered by advanced rapid-charge-capable batteries and two electric motors.
The car has some impressive performance numbers, including a zero to 62 mph time of just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 172 mph. Output is rated a 512 horsepower, while torque is an impressive 527 pound-feet, available from 1 rpm…Â Details
After an action-packed race along the Napier foreshore last year, competitors in the Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Racing Championship are preparing themselves for another intense battle in the Hawkeâ€™s Bay on Saturday 7 March.
‘The ocean off Napierâ€™s Westshore can develop some massive swells,’ says Cary Gleeson, vice-president of the New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Association (NZOPA) and throttle-man for â€˜Doosanâ€™, current leader of the superboat lite class.
‘You can be racing side-by-side with another boat then it disappears from view into a swell…Â ….. DetailsÂ
Moves at the Competitors Meeting for the 33rd America’s Cup could be aimed at negating an adverse outcome in the America’s Cup from the Appeal Court of New York State.
The Appeal Case is essentially a decision as to who is the valid Challenger of Record for the 33rd Match for the America’s Cup.
Societe Nautique de Geneve, as Defender of the America’s Cup took the challenge made by Club Nautico Espanol de Vela â€“ a club that had five members, no yachts, had never sailed a yacht race and was later admitted to be a legal adjustment to suit some political agendas in its home town of Valencia.
Second in the line, was Golden Gate Yacht Club, a well established, functioning club, which more than fulfilled the requirements of the Deed of Gift for the America’s Cup.
In the months of legal jockeying that have transpired since the acceptance of the CNEV Challenge on 3rd July 2007, the positions of the two parties have become closer and closer â€“ yet agreement outside the Courtroom seems impossible….Â DetailsÂ
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