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How Do Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries Work?

How Do Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries Work?

What is an Electric Vehicle?

In modern times, electric vehicles (EVs) are an up-and-coming transportation option. So, this may lead many to wonder – what is an electric vehicle? Well, let’s begin with some basic information. Firstly, an electric vehicle, or EV, is an automobile that runs on electric power. Depending on the type, it can be a hybrid or strictly electrical. The hybrid versions use electric motors in combo with a gasoline engine. On the other hand, strictly electrical vehicles use only batteries and electric motors. These vehicles were questionable years ago but are the way of the future. Using only electricity, these cars are faster and more efficient than conventional vehicles. So, moving forward, this knowledge may lead to the next question – how do electric vehicle (EV) batteries work?

How Does the Battery Work?

So, you’re wondering how do electric vehicle (EV) batteries work? Or, maybe you’re not. Either way, let’s take a dive into the concept. The purpose of any battery is to store energy within a chemical compound inside a physical container. Basically, this begins with an elementary particle – the electron. The electron is a charged particle that allows the movement of energy. Electrons allow for the building of voltage potential; hence a charged battery can motion power to the vehicle. As electrons depart, the battery power dissipates until it can no longer operate at the requested level. To charge a battery, simply plug it into the grid using the correct adapter by the manufacturer.

So, how does the battery relate to the electric motor? Well, the battery stores the energy for the electric motor. But it begins with a control scheme. With a full battery, the battery can turn on the controller, which controls power dispersion in the vehicle. The controller determines how much power to send to the electric motor(s), this allows for control of acceleration and velocity of the vehicle. Without the controller, the battery would most likely be sent into full throttle every time the gas pedal is set downwards. So, obviously, a controller allows for proper voltage and current to produce power. Do note, voltage multiplied by current is equal to power. So, an ampere and a volt combine to create a watt of power!

EVs are the Future of Transportation

How does an Electric Car work ? | Tesla Model S – Learn Engineering – YouTube

In the future, EVs will be a normal visual statement on the streets worldwide. A statement of the modern age, of a cleaner future. Obviously, EVs are environmentally friendly, but nothing that exists is free of some type of pollution. For instance, battery production doesn’t help improve the environment, but the lack of gasoline fuel exhaust does. So in the end, the battery’s life and usage will probably outweigh the alternative. Many manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, and Mercedes are working toward electric futures. Either way, hopefully this article helps with an understanding of EVs and their battery operation. In the end, can you now answer the question – how do electric vehicle (EV) batteries work? If not… read again!

Note: The featured image is of a 2009 Nissan Leaf EV battery layout as shown on display at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The picture is from Tennen-Gas of Wikimedia.

Next-Gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Includes Gigantic Touchscreen

Next-Gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Includes Gigantic Touchscreen

The Next-Gen S-Class

For the 2021 model year, Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new S-Class to the market. Always the technological flagship of the brand, the next-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will surely offer the newest tech. Currently undergoing tests, it’s codename is “W223”. The vehicle is in camouflage and even the interior has covers to prevent spy shots. But, in reality, spy shots definitely help attract attention to these cars. One of the most noticeable features in the screens. There appears to be a massive screen behind the steering wheel. On top of this, and more importantly, there is a gigantic touchscreen at the center console. This screen is so massive that it takes up a majority of the space. Obviously, this follows in the steps of Tesla, where some people are mistakenly pulled over by police thinking it’s a computer… it has happened!

Visible Aspects of Touchscreen

The next-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class seems to be an amazing car. As always, Mercedes will attempt to offer the crème of the crop with these vehicles. With a starting price usually close to $100,000, this car will be no exemption. But, let’s jump into those screens. The driver dashboard screen seems to display information such as a speedometer and tachometer. Furthermore, there will most likely be information such as navigation, radio, and more. Surely, there will also be voice commands, and probably even movement commands.

On the center console, there is a gigantic touchscreen in the next-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This gigantic touchscreen follows in the steps of Tesla. With the increase in driving automation and tech, this car will surely be safe to drive. This screen will display probably most aspects of the vehicle. At the bottom of the screen, there are physical buttons. These seem to be for specific main tasks, such as active-safety features, audio volume, driving modes, hazards, and the infotainment home button. Due to the cloth at the top, it is unknown if there is something hidden under there. This will also most likely feature content such as surround view parking cameras and more.

Who’s Ready for the Next-Gen?

2021 Mercedes S-class w223 spied for the first time – OldBenz – YouTube

Well… with this info, who’s ready for the next-gen? Mercedes-Benz S-Class drivers will either love it or hate it. Mercedes is known for being elegant while lagging behind in technology in the past, whereas it seems to be caught up, and moving ahead nowadays. Obviously, this is a good thing. If tech is important to you, then upgrading your current S-Class to this should be a goal. These cars are amazing for daily commuting, or even being driven around. Unfortunately, most people don’t get to enjoy the luxurious S-Class. But, maybe the doors will be unlocked at an auto show near you to hop in and take a look! In the end, the next-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is quite a tech spectacle.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van: Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van: Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary

A VW Van Dedicated to Woodstock

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Front Corner Overhead - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Front Corner Overhead – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Recently, artist Dr. Bob Hieronimus debuted a unique tribute for Woodstock’s 50th anniversary. This tribute is a 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” van. The Type 2 was recently shown at the Orange County Transporter Organization Winter Meet on Saturday, February 16. The event was held at the Long Beach Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in California. Thankfully, through the help of supporters, Dr. Bob’s dream becomes a reality. Through $90,205 via Kickstarter and support from VW, this bus exists today! Now, the van is alive, well, and ready for a cross country adventure to Woodstock.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Passenger Side - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Passenger Side – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Time to Learn About Woodstock!

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Driver's Side - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Driver’s Side – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

In the summer of 1969, the well-known Woodstock Music Festival began on a farm in Bethel, New York. In attendance, half a million people wait for the show! This three-day music festival still lives on today, although not exactly the same. In the 1960s time period, Woodstock stands with the counterculture movement. For those that don’t know, this event did have its negatives. There were last minute changes to the venue, poor weather conditions, and hordes of people. But, everyone had a good time anyway… most people know why. Now, for a final bit – this is the event has a major connection with the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” van.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Interior - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Interior – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Cross-Country Trip to Woodstock

1963 VW Standard Microbus aka Light Bus Created For Woodstock – DPCcars – YouTube

In the summer of 2019, the 50th anniversary of Woodstock takes place. For this event, the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” van intends to attend. Starting in California, the van has a schedule to see its way cross-country. Being quite a journey, this van will see more than many people do in their entire lives. But, unfortunately for it, it won’t remember any of it… maybe just a few rock chips. Especially with all of those trucks on the road. Either way, Dr. Bob’s dream van is quite unique and definitely a Woodstock masterpiece.

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 "Light" Van - Rear Corner - Volkswagen of America - EuroDrift

1963 Volkswagen Type 2 “Light” Van – Rear Corner – Volkswagen of America – EuroDrift

Do you like vans? Check out this article of the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic! It is an autonomous van concept!

BMW 3-Series Driver Receives 3 Months in Jail for Laser Jammer

BMW 3-Series Driver Receives 3 Months in Jail for Laser Jammer

What? Why? How? Seriously… What?

In recent news within the United Kingdom, a BMW 3-Series driver receives 3 months in jail for using a laser jammer. Yes, that was read correctly. Somehow, someway, a laser jammer can equate to jail time and a stiff fine. Unfortunately, Michael Twizell, 58 of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, learned the hard way. Firstly, laser jammers are illegal as their purpose is to interfere with speed signals. Police and speed cameras use laser to obtain the speed of a vehicle. By disrupting the signal, the driver disallows the police to read a speed. So, obviously, its purpose is to avoid speeding tickets. Hence, the law deciding it illegal to use while driving. So, to rub it in even more, the court decides a fine of $1,900 shall go along with the jail time. Honestly, that just seems quite ridiculous… a fine would’ve been enough in itself. It’s another modern day story of throwing away taxpayer money.

Statements by Traffic Constable Andy Forth

Due to the BMW 3-Series laser jammer jail time debate reaching big news, the Traffic Constable Andy Forth made statements:

“To use a device which is capable of interfering with police speed measurement is clearly as shown today a very serious matter… Drivers may face a custodial sentence for using such a device this way.” – Traffic Constable Andy Forth

So, obviously, the Traffic Constable sees this as a legitimate, serious problem. In the end, it is hard to dispute the use of a laser jammer. Where legal, simply use a laser and radar detector. It’ll offer information on detection. In most places, laser jammers are illegal. So, hence, check local laws and simply buy a detector.

“North Yorkshire Police will continue to investigate similar allegations when people use these devices to interfere with the normal course of justice… I advise anyone who may have a similar device fitted to their vehicle to think about the consequences of using such a device and strongly recommend that they remove it from their vehicle to avoid a future prosecution.”– Traffic Constable Andy Forth

With such strong emphasis on cutting down on laser jammers, it may be smart to disconnect or remove a laser jammer if there’s one installed on a vehicle. The jail time is definitely not worth the risk, it’ll be a less fine to simply speed about daily. But, this is not something EuroDrift promotes or advises. Be sure to follow the legal rules of driving on roads based on location. Cities, states, and countries can have different laws and punishments. Be sure to understand this well before hitting the road!

Jail Time & $1,900 for Laser Jammer

How Radar Detectors & Laser Jammer Work – The Speed Channel – Radar Busters – YouTube

Laser jammers seem like a great decision for a fast driver, but think again. 3 months in jail and a $1,900 fine are definitely not worth it. Why not just follow the speed limit and not worry? Well… many of us can ask the same question but won’t. In reality, a speeding fine is definitely easier to fight in court and cheaper on the pocket. Be sure to understand limits, as passing a certain speed can lead to loss of license and more. But, going 5 mph over the limit will probably not yield this punishment. Some states, such as PA, don’t ticket for up to 5 mph over. But, beyond that, it is a risk. So, speeding in the 720S may seem like a good idea, but save it for the track! Overall, simply put, don’t bother with a laser jammer, just buy a radar detector where legal.

Disclaimer: EuroDrift DOES NOT promote speeding or the use of illegal devices. Be sure to check local laws for speed and device limitations.

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans: Special Anniversary Edition

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans: Special Anniversary Edition

The 1st Chiron Special Edition

At first, it didn’t seem that Bugatti would make a special edition of the Chiron. But, that dream has officially come true! The Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans is a special anniversary edition to celebrate 110 years of Bugatti. With a large emphasis on French heritage, this hypercar breathes blue. For those who don’t know, Bugatti is now under the German Volkswagen Group. With the base Chiron starting at $3.3 million USD, the special edition will probably be $4+ million. Some sites are suggesting a price around $18 million, but there is no true answer at this point. But, with such a limitation on production, this car is most likely sold out and will be worth a ton. Additionally, the limit is to be around 20 units, similar to the 4C’s 15 Spider Italia variants.

An Inside Look at Design

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans - Front Logo - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans – Front Logo – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the exterior, the Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans sport a two-tone blue design. Firstly, on the front end, there is a matte steel blue carbon fiber finish. Secondly, on the rear end, there is a matte steel blue, not including the carbon fiber emphasis. The front end is said to be reminiscent of the 1920s. On top of this, there are tricolor flags on the mirrors and underside of the active wing. Furthermore, the brake calipers and wheel centers are painted in French racing blue. Lastly, on the exterior, there are unique silver badges with the French flag and model name. This is quite an upgrade of the base Chiron layout, but depends on taste as well.

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

On the interior, most displays a stunning deep blue leather. There are French racing blue accents on the dashboard and seats as well as Alcantara. Bot headrests have “110 Ans Bugatti” badge on the headrests. The steering wheel has an embroidering of the French flag and center of seats. Furthermore, the key is a mix of red, white, and blue leather. Lastly, the biggest detail is the special carbon fiber medallion on the center console. It has a “110 Ans” badge made from solid silver with enamel inserts. And, if interested, the Sky View option is available, with two glass panels in roof bisected by central spine of vehicle. To note, this is the second car to sport the “110” namesake as there was previously the EB 110.

The First, Maybe the Last?

BUGATTI Chiron 0-400-0 km/h in 42 seconds – A WORLD RECORD #IAA2017 – Bugatti – YouTube

With the Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans revealed, the question arises – is it the last? Well, nobody outside of Bugatti truly knows. Maybe there will be another special edition, and maybe not. Bugatti is known for making amazing hypercars, so it is not out of question. McLaren tends to do this with their vehicles on a regular basis, but Bugatti much less often. The 110 Ans is an awesome car and will be quite collectible. In conclusion, Bugatti does it again with another superb design.

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: The YouTube video is a base Chiron, simply showcasing the power of this amazing hypercar.

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition

Reveal at 2019 Chicago Auto Show

At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Alfa Romeo revealed a limited edition 4C. The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition is basically a 4C, but better. Although it is the same mid-engine 2-seater vehicle with the same power, it has many enhancements. The production will take place in Modena, Italy with a limit of 15 models. Yes, only 15 models will be made by Alfa Romeo. At a starting price of $73,495, this car is equivalent of a maxed-out coupe or base spider. Unfortunately, the coupe will no longer hit production after the 2018 model year. But there are plenty on the used car market at a reasonable price.

Engine & Modification Specs

In the rear hood, the 2010 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition sports the typical 1.7-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. This motor boasts 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Since the car is so light, it reaches 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. If worrying about top speed, the 4C can reach 160 mph. This also requires a thanks to the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Although a bit rigid on shifts, it is quite a fun car to drive. Lastly, don’t forget about the manual steering!

Being an exclusive 4C, this car has quite a list of differences from the base versions. Firstly, there is a Misano Blue Metallic paint job. Secondly, the intake and rear diffuser are in piano black. Thirdly, there are Italia stickers on the flanks. Fourthly, there is an aluminum trim dashboard with a “4C Spider Italia” logo. Fifthly, lets jump into the standard tech. On top of the cruise control and rear park sensors, this car has a backup camera. From experience, driving a 4C in reverse definitely needs a backup camera. Views from the car in the rear are a bit poor, especially with the low reach of the diffuser.

The Finale of the 4C

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia will be an uncommon sight | Chicago 2019 – Roadshow – YouTube

Basically, the 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition is a finale of the 4C. With the 4C subbing out over the next few years, a new model will hit the streets. Many look forward to the change, while others will stick with a 4C. At this point, the 4C is basically becoming a collector’s car. Although it hasn’t held value too well, it is still an awesome car. The Italia LE will most likely be more valuable, especially down the road. If not already sold out, now is the time to ask a dealer. In conclusion, the 4C Spider Italia LE is a pretty sweet car.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: Cruising/Exhaust – Valley Forge National Park – EuroPrestige Motors – EuroDrift

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Limited Edition – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Why is Idling the Engine Bad for the Car?

Why is Idling the Engine Bad for the Car?

Bringing the Truth to Reality

In reality, many people still idle the engine of their car to warm it up in the winter. But, is this truly a reasonable idea? Modern science and engineering suggest “no”. So, many may be wondering, why is idling the engine bad for the car? There are three main points to answer this question. Firstly, this is detrimental to modern engine design. Secondly, it is a waste of gasoline. Hence, it is a waste of hard-earned cash. Thirdly, and finally, the environmental damage is real. Truthfully, modern vehicles need less than 10 seconds in cold climates to drive safely. So, why keep warming up the car? Manufacturers such as Porsche will agree.

Deeper Explanation of Three Points

Detrimental to Modern Engine

So, why is idling the engine bad for the car? Let’s begin with a deeper look into each answer. Firstly, it is detrimental to the modern engine. Why? Because these engines can function safely in less than 10 seconds of warming up. Simply put, this is thanks to modern engineering. So, if the car is going to be on idling for more than 10 seconds, shut it off.

Waste of Gasoline

Secondly, idling the car is an epic waste of gasoline. Why throw away hard earned cash? Gasoline equals money, it cannot be purchased without it. Each second that the engine is on, it requires gasoline to operate. The gasoline is ignited in the engine by the spark plugs. This allows for combustion to take place. This combustion is what allows the vehicle to physically move and power itself. Do note, the bigger the engine, the more fuel burns. A V8 will burn more than an I4 in idle.

Environmental Damage

Thirdly, idling the car is bad for the environment. The environment is a necessity in life, without a thriving environment, human life will not thrive. So, why degrade the quality of the planet? Visibly, worldwide, climate change is ruining the planet and human life. Automobile engines produce carbon dioxide, known for damaging the environment. It is a major reason for the entire problem of global warming. Many will argue that it is a lie, or it causes less damage than a cow. But, truthfully, numbers add up. Regardless of other realities and falsities, it’s smarter to only use the engine when necessary. To avoid this, simply buy a modern EV!

Be Smart, Don’t Idle Then Drive!

Americans Have No Idea How Much Fuel Idling Uses – Engineering Explained – YouTube

So, now a question for the reader, why is idling the engine bad for the car? Hopefully, this article provides a clear reason why. Why damage the engine, waste gas, and destroy the environment? Idling the car is a waste of time. This may not be true for older generations of automobiles but is true of modern times. Modern engines use modern engineering, which removes the need for idling. Companies such as BMW allow drivers to start up and drive off in the winter. There’s no need to idle for 2 minutes. In conclusion, simply put – don’t idle a modern vehicle!

Driving a McLaren P1 GTR into McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Driving a McLaren P1 GTR into McDonald’s Drive-Thru

“I’ll Take a #2 with Fries”

In modern times, picking up food at a drive-thru is a typical part of life. Regardless of whether it is healthy or not, everyone does it. But, usually, sports cars are rarely seen doing so. How about a McLaren P1 GTR? Yes, a McLaren P1 GTR recently took a drive into the McDonald’s drive-thru! That’d be one heck of a surprise for anyone working there. Hopefully, someone had an interest in cars and knew what it is. Sometimes, any car will do. Just as Roman Pearce said, “we hungry”.

McLaren P1 GTR Specs

McLaren P1 GTR - Front Corner - TheTFJJ on YouTube - EuroDrift

McLaren P1 GTR – Front Corner – TheTFJJ on YouTube – EuroDrift

The McLaren P1 GTR sports a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8. This motor produces a whopping 986 horsepower. From 0 to 60 mph, the GTR takes slightly under 2.8 seconds with right conditions. The top speed has a limit of 217 mph by the manufacturer. Furthermore, this car’s value is conservatively around $5 million USD. The GTR is a celebration of McLaren’s 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans victory. Regardless, this car is an amazing feat of engineering.

Cruising in Style… with Food!

$5 MILLION McLaren P1 GTR McDonald’s DRIVE THRU, DONUTS, and DRIFTING!! – TheTFJJ – YouTube

The McLaren P1 GTR speaks for itself. It is an amazing supercar that is built to win. But, sometimes people just want to cruise and grub. Cruising in GTR style with some McDonald’s doesn’t sound too terrible. Just be sure to not spill the dip for the nuggets… that might be a disaster. Otherwise, who wouldn’t hop in for the ride? Overall, the P1 GTR is definitely a vehicle that can handle the drive-thru. But, don’t worry, this video includes donuts and drifting as well!

Brabham BT62 Sets Lap Record at Bathurst

Brabham BT62 Sets Lap Record at Bathurst

Brabham BT62 Sets Bathurst Record!

While undergoing demo runs with the BT62, Brabham set the lap record at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama circuit. This, to the surprise of many, did not take much time. After roughly 20 minutes of testing, the record was set. At only 1:58.65, this beat the previous record set by Audi factory driver Christopher Mies of 1:59.36. But, unfortunately, this doesn’t count towards seasonal racing records. Although, it does count the BT62 as Australia’s fastest car at Bathurst. Brabham Automotive is based in the United Kingdom but founded by Australians. So, the new BT62 is actually built in Australia. Hopefully that clears up any confusion or misconceptions.

The BT62’s Specifications

The Brabham BT62 doesn’t set records for just any reason. The car is a feat of engineering from head to toe. The car sports a 5.4-liter V8 with 700 horsepower and 492 lb.-ft. of torque. This works in combo with a race-spec transmission. Furthermore, the design of the body and aerodynamics allows for over 2,645.5 lbs. in downforce. To slow it down, carbon on carbon brakes do the trick. Unfortunately, for those seeking to buy it, the price is over $1,000,000 USD and has a limit of 70 cars.

Discussion with Sam Brabham

After accomplishing the task, Sam Brabham was quite surprised by the event. The Brabham BT62 is quite an amazing vehicle. Setting a record at Bathurst isn’t an easy task. After taking it in, Sam spoke about the record:

”We were always just coming to Bathurst to do demo runs. But after our run on Thursday, we realized just how close we were, so for today [Saturday] we just went for it. We weren’t really looking for it, but it was really special to break the record.” – Sam Brabham, Son of Team Owner David Brabham

Although this was not an intention, it made for quite a spectacular day. Furthermore, Sam said:

”The reception by the fans has really been awesome. It is now the only car manufacturer here in Australia, down in South Australia, and that is something that fans love. Brabham is a great Australian brand, got great history, passion and people here.” – Sam Brabham, Son of Team Owner David Brabham

At this rate, this company may become the Australian Aston Martin. Only time will tell!

Brabham Seeking Entry in Le Mans

Brabham Automotive breaks the Lap Record at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst – Brabham Automotive – YouTube

After the great success with the Brabham BT62 at Bathurst, the company seeks entry into Le Mans. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a race of the crème of the crop, and this record shows that Brabham may be ready. But, only the true spirit of competition will tell the story. With so many great companies, such as Audi and Porsche, competition will be fierce. A warning to Brabham may be that most of these companies will have their eyes on this. It’ll become their goal to maintain their status and prevent a new company from reigning Le Mans. Regardless, best of luck to Brabham on entry into the 2021/2022 24 Hours of Le Mans!

Retro Porsche with Brumos Livery at Rolex 24 of Daytona

Retro Porsche with Brumos Livery at Rolex 24 of Daytona

Retro Brumos Racing Team Porsche

For the 2019 Rolex 24 of Daytona, Porsche set a decision to go retro. This retro Porsche wears a white Brumos livery paint job. Furthermore, this paint design includes red and blue stripes. These stripes were worn by Porsche racing vehicles during the second half of the 20th century. This is a commemorative design towards their historic racing career. The retro Porsches are both 911 RSR models, with numbers “911” and “912”. Both vehicles also sport #59, the long-term number of Porsche in racing history. By using this setup, Porsche is appreciating the past with an attempt to win the Rolex 24.

Who’s Driving for Porsche?

Retro Porsche with Brumos Racing Team Livery - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Retro Porsche with Brumos Racing Team Livery – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The retro Porsche 911 RSR “911” and “912” already hit the track at Daytona. The question is, who was driving? Well, let’s take a look. Firstly, the “911” Porsche retro includes Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, and Fred Mackowiecki. Secondly, the “912” Porsche also has three drivers: Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, and Mathieu Jaminet. With these drivers, Porsche was aiming to claim a 23rd victory at Daytona. And, correct, Porsche has 22 current wins at Daytona since beginning their racing career. That is quite a number of victories at one track!

Intense 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona

#911 Porsche 911 RSR – Onboard – 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona – Swagger Racing – YouTube

The retro Porsche “911” and “912” 911 RSR models were ready to go. During the event, Porsche did their best in an attempt to win. And, furthermore, this time it was with stunning classic style. Unfortunately, a BMW takes the lead and obtains the victory. Regardless, it was a good attempt by all manufacturers. We’ll see what happens next year!

On a historical note, the first time Brumos Racing Team partook in an event is also the first time Porsche raced outside of Europe. Now, Porsche races worldwide on any continent without hesitation. Although many top manufacturers did well at the Rolex 24, let’s tip a hat to Porsche. Porsche is an amazing company with top quality engineering. Good luck to Porsche at the 2020 Rolex 24 of Daytona!

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