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    I wont be offering to push any hybrid/ev out of ditch if either ever get to compete in a rally as any of us know it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis44 View Post
    Agreed, however if they go full electric or full something else someday they need a solution for the sound. I've read recently Porsche has a full on team studying ways to have their Ev's sound just as loud and exciting as an ICE (their words apparently).
    Maybe something like this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDafMzo4HO8

    I used such system on my bicycle in my childhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL14 View Post
    I don't know how much it will be enjoyable without the noise of fuel engines.
    Spot-on..

    Especially watching live, the thrill of a rally car passing is at least 50% the NOISE.

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    Check this video of Manfred Stohl his electric rallycross car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIeD56BnI-o

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    When I was a kid I used to stick an ice lolly stick through the spokes of my bike wheels to make a noise. Perhaps they should try something similar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Especially watching live, the thrill of a rally car passing is at least 50% the NOISE.
    I'd say it a bit different. 50% of the thrill is hearing them coming from far away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    I'd say it a bit different. 50% of the thrill is hearing them coming from far away
    That's not really a thrill... more the anticipation of how cool it will be when it arrives.

    And talking of anticipation, what about the safety implications of a 200 kph car arriving unannounced...

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    Manufacturers will be looking into "family" and "shared" electric cars. That means bigger cars. SUVs maybe?
    And when these shared electric cars start to be autonomous, they will become mini "living rooms" with tyres. They will probably not even have the current "car format" cuz the electric engines will be inside the wheels (or should I say TWEELS?) .. so cars will probably not even have its "nose" (where the engine goes today)
    CARS (in the future) will look NOTHING like they look nowadays. And I'm kinda affraid about Motorsport. Cuz why to invest 10mi in Rally or whatever if You could.. IDK...give PEWDIEPIE 500k to wear your logo or, heck, invest 3mi in an "eSport" competition with your logos all over the arenas and screens? Being watched by 10 million people... who will pick YOUR BRAND over the others when they need an electric-shared car for a ride to the bar

    BUT I hope WRC open the rules one day to allow Hybrid cars, Electric cars, Hydrogen, Petrol Cars. Whatever... as long the cars are based on the road models and under a certain budget.
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    I dont see a future for WRC with the 'cars' as descibed above.

    I think rallying as we know it will only continue as Historic events.

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    I think that future is in SUV-s, look how lineup of each manufacturer is filled with many models that kind, when some years ago only american companies such ford, chevy,.. have this.

    As it is for electric powered I don't like at the moment (because of Formula-E and for rallycross STARD's Pugy) sounds like shit to me. They need to work on sound, I know it's almost impossible but I think that it is a little chance.. Then I wouldn't care if they have petrol, diesel or electric power as long as sound will be quite okay I'm fine.

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