• E.J. Potter's 'Super Slot Car' was an MG 1100 sedan with 4 jet-engine starter motors, one per wheel

    The sport of drag racing has been with us almost as long as the automobile has. Over the last decade, advances in high-power lithium-ion batteries have given rise to a new variant: electric drag racing. But before modern batteries existed, how could you possibly make a competitive electric dragster? DON'T MISS: Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat On Dragstrip: Electric Car Thrashes 707-HP Hemi (Video) Well ... how about with a monstrous Allison V-12 engine, a generator, four starter motors for jet engines, and two spools of thick, high-capacity electrical cable? That's exactly what...

  • SAIC Roewe E1 electric minicar concept, Shanghai, April 2010
    2010 Beijing Motor Show: SAIC Roewe E1 Electric Mini-Car

    Sadly, we weren't able to cover the Beijing Motor Show, which opened last week. It's too bad, too, because China is on track to become the world's largest single car market, its fuel efficiency regulations are far tougher than those of the U.S., and its industrial policy for the auto sector focuses...

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    MG6 Retains Some Of Its British Roots

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