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    Next regulations for WRC cars

    What will the next generation of WRC cars be like? A place to share ideas, speculations, rumors, wishes on the subject.

    It seems unavoidable for at least part of the drivetrain to become electrified!

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report...ast-five-years

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    An R5+ with bigger wing and hybridsolution to use at the roadsections.

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    Surely they could be doing little things like converting to ethanol based fuels in the interim? As far as I am aware the current WRC Panta fuel isn't? But Panta do sell E85.

    As for the car technology, perhaps some sort of KERS system? Given the amount of braking a WRC car does, that could have benefits? But I agree that it seems rather difficult to electrify a WRC car, given the distance and conditions they travel through.

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    Why shall they run on E85? What should be the reason?

    Also why shall they use hybrids? There is nothing good about them. They are only overcomplicated and extremely expensive.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    2 months into the current new spec cars and endless chatter on what the current new rules means and already we're supposed to think of what the next thing will be..

    There was a book "The New New Thing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Why shall they run on E85? What should be the reason?
    To promote using a more environmentally friendly fuel that is sustainable? It happened in V8 Supercars down this way several years ago and they used it as a good bit of PR for the sport.

    After all it's not like the interest in hybrid technology is because people think it's faster. It's because it's more likely to be accepted in the longer term as people are conscious of the limited resources our planet has.

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    The biggest drawback of hybrids or fully-electric WRC cars would be the lack of engine sound/noise from the coming car on a special stage wich is 90% of the thrill all rally fans are longing for. The noise of the closing beast is everything... https://youtu.be/Xe0uPHIpQEo ... I would say... but yet I am pretty sure one day they would come up with a solution like artificial sound system or amplifying the E-sound...

    Edit: mute the video and you'll get the full-electric "thrill"
    Last edited by danon; 26th February 2017 at 23:41.

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    Here's the solution - electronic sound enhancer/noise amplifier

    Faking It: Engine-Sound Enhancement Explained - http://www.caranddriver.com/features...ined-tech-dept

    2017 Ford Fiesta ST with an "electronic sound enhancer"- http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...ord-fiesta-st/

    WRC teams will need a DJ to create and develop unique car noise.
    If you are a DJ apply for the new job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkvy View Post
    To promote using a more environmentally friendly fuel that is sustainable? It happened in V8 Supercars down this way several years ago and they used it as a good bit of PR for the sport.

    After all it's not like the interest in hybrid technology is because people think it's faster. It's because it's more likely to be accepted in the longer term as people are conscious of the limited resources our planet has.
    So far nobody convinced me that bio fuels or supercomplicated hybrids, which are basically cars for first user only, are truly more ecologic solution. Simple pure electric cars are different case.

    Anyway talking about ecology in case of motorsport is nothing but hypocrisy. Let's be honest. If FIA wanted to be more ecological it can start with replacing ALS with electric turbochargers. The fact is that that those few rarely running racing cars make no difference in comparison with millions of stock cars.
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