We got our first sight of the Formulec EF01 single-seat race car at the Paris Motor Show in October, and it has since made its way to Cancún, Mexico for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference was the perfect place to display this open-wheel racer because it is all electric, powered by two Siem
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If this looks to you like an Ariel Atom with a front-mounted V-Twin engine, you're not seeing things. And no, it's not a photoshop. Michigan-based TwinTech has built what they think will be a unique competitor in the specialty trackday toy market. The 1.75-inch tube frame chassis appears to be a little broader than the Atom's but aside from that they look quite similar. Until you spot the S & S V-Twin protruding from the snout.
The multi-million dollar budgets of the Formula One teams will have to focus more on fuel economy in time for the 2009 season. This change should make the race series significantly more relevant for everyday cars. Max Mosley, the president of the FIA, wants to re-focus the wasteful spending of the teams to concentrate on improving fuel economy. The FIA has decided to allow hybrids from the beginning of 2009, with only two major constraints. The first requirement is safety and the second is a wei