Racing

The Dry Ice-Cooled Electric Motorcycle Racing Toward a World Record

In the world of cars and motorcycles, regardless of how they’re powered, it’s all about speed. Voxan Wattman, a big player in the electric motorcycle sphere, believes they have a non-traditional electric model with a unique dry ice cooling system that’s ready to smash a major world record in that category.

The new Voxan Wattman Dry Ice-Cooled Electric Motorcycle.
The new Voxan Wattman Dry Ice-Cooled Electric Motorcycle.

Voxan Wattman was initially aiming to try to set a new land speed record in July 2020, but as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, their attempt was delayed. For now, the event has been tentatively postponed until 2021. Regardless of the delays, Max Biaggi, who’s been the motorcycle racing world champion a whopping six times now, is still set to be the one who rides the new electric motorcycle at the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia. The team’s goal is to reach a top speed

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Lotus Esprit Jim Clark Edition Honors a Racing Hero

From Car and Driver

From the September 1992 issue of Car and Driver.

“Although the past may not repeat itself, it does rhyme.” -Mark Twain

If, like us, your recollection of automotive lore‑the firing order of a 1970 Boss 302, for example—exceeds your recollection of ninth-grade algebra, then the green and yellow livery of this Lotus Esprit Turbo SE should rhyme. Okay, so it’s more Ginsberg than Frost. But it should at least set to murmuring a tiny voice in your head that says, “I’ve seen this before.”

And you have. Although you may not see it again, because Lotus will build only twenty of the Esprit Jim Clark Limited Editions pictured here.

With the exception of the Lamborghini Diablo and, well, a Trabant, this rare and gaudy Lotus draws more comments than any car we have recently tested. Five teenagers in Hardee’s parking lot jump, twitch, and fidget, waiting

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