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Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Jager » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:47 am

So Spark have taken the plunge and released a few 2017 Formula E cars. ( guess its easy money for Spark with all the cars having identical bodykits. How popular will these be and whose getting one ?

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Renault e.dams Formula E 1st Hong Kong 2017 #9 Buemi :

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Serafa » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:56 am

Don't count on me.

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Tom » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:56 am

Yawn indeed. Despite Audi joining in, I find this about as exciting as doing the laundry.

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Jager » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:23 pm

I can see the teams buying a few to give to sponsors etc, but can't see them being very popular. I think we'll see these being discounted pretty fast.
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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Alfaholic » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:18 am

Wot Gary said :roll:
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Post by Deus Ex Machina » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:33 pm

Jager wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:47 am
So Spark have taken the plunge and released a few 2017 Formula E cars.
Stores are packed full of Formula E. :D

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Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:47 am
How popular will these be and whose getting one ?
I have better things to do. I think only time will tell. :?:
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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by PLAYLIFE » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:04 pm

I'll be getting all the Buemi, di Grassi as well as any other champion cars they will release.

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:39 am

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......................... No, wait, it gets worse, there's that RoboRace thing with no driver next. Argh!!!!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.........

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by PLAYLIFE » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:32 pm

GBOAC002 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:39 am
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......................... No, wait, it gets worse, there's that RoboRace thing with no driver next. Argh!!!!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.........
But... don't you collect street car models!? I thought they were the definition of zzzzz.... :D

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Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:38 pm

Yes, but I enjoy watching F1 on tv. A long time ago I worked for an international company which sponsored an F1 team for five years. That was when the cars made a proper racing car noise!

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Jager » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:47 pm

While the first generation cars were a bit of a yawn, I'm impressed by the details of the new 2nd generation cars to be introduced next season which look like a cross between an F1 car and a Le Mans car.

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The cars will have new battery technology, so qualifying power will increase by 25% and there will be no more mid-race car swaps.

How long will it take until a Formula E car can challenge a Formula 1 car. Probably not very long ?
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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by The Maltings » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:36 am

Maybe its a generational thing however the lack of aural sensation when watching electric motor sport is what turns me off. I saw the VW Pikes Peak car at Goodwood recently and it was impressive in its execution but there was something missing in the experience as all you could hear was the whir of the motor and the odd bit of dirt being flicked against the underside. World Rallycross is going at least part electric in the next year or so however get the feeling that the footage will be overlaid with more "music" or commentators warbling to fill in the gaps.

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Post by LUW » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 am

I like the new cars. From looks alone I easily prefer them to current F1.
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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by csl143 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:32 pm

I'd actually have to watch the racing to care about the models. I tried season 1. Some of season 2. Haven't watched much since then. It's not just the cars and the power unit and switching cars mid way through a race. I also don't care for the point and squirt city street tracks. So far, just don't care. Even though I've been watching racing for many decades, I like seeing racing moving forward. But the racing does nothing for me. I still see this as cheap marketing for the manufacturers involved with not much technical involvement from them. It's still spec racing as I understand it.

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by BertOne » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 am

LUW wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 am
I like the new cars. From looks alone I easily prefer them to current F1.
With you there, especially the forthcoming 2nd gen cars but I hope the models don't sell and Spark switch their attention back to making some road cars. :)

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by Tom » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:14 pm

+1.

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by The Maltings » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:33 pm

BertOne wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 am
LUW wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 am
I like the new cars. From looks alone I easily prefer them to current F1.
With you there, especially the forthcoming 2nd gen cars but I hope the models don't sell and Spark switch their attention back to making some road cars. :)
I'd hope for rally cars but know that will never happen in any great numbers!

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Re: Spark Formula E Cars

Post by LUW » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:25 pm

BertOne wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:16 am
With you there, especially the forthcoming 2nd gen cars but I hope the models don't sell and Spark switch their attention back to making some road cars. :)
You're looking at it wrong. If they prove to be commercially successful, there's more chances of Spark releasing other street and race cars.
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