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Old 11-20-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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The prototype has been around for some time and here looks to be the final version.



During the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last week, Russian company Awesomatix gave us some details of their future touring car project, which we first featured back in April 2007. Currently in the prototyping phase, the car has some unique features, biggest of which is the fact that it is shaft drive, a concept abandoned by manufacturers some time ago for a number of reasons, one of which was the torsional effect caused by the positioning of the motor, which conventionally ran perpendicular alongside the shaft. However this new car claims to have solved that problem by mounting the motor perpendicular to the central shaft, yet how the power gets transferred to the shaft is still to be confirmed. Also unique is the lack of shock towers, and in fact conventional shock absorbers, which we are told have been replaced by a special kind of damper mounted at chassis level, which not only helps to keep weight down but by their very nature can absorb small bumps better and help with directional changes. The prototype has been tested and even won a race in Finland on its debut, but dont expect it to be released anytime soon, there is still some testing to be done. We will bring you more details as we get them.
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Cool somthing new in the TC market, can't wait untill we get more information.
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wow haven't seen this car for quite some time. i believe there was a thread on the prototype sometime back. a year ago perhaps??
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found the original thread...

The prototype car is on the winning pace

and this is one of the initial pic that we saw last year...
from this one and the cad-drawing, the main difference is the spur gear mounting position i think

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So.....ummmmm..... where are the shocks??
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found the original thread...

The prototype car is on the winning pace

and this is one of the initial pic that we saw last year...
from this one and the cad-drawing, the main difference is the spur gear mounting position i think

Looks like a modified version of the famous Hpi Pro 4.... has a resemblance to it
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:21 PM   #7
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Haven't heard about that car in a long time... Cool to see it is still being developed. Seems to have some really innovative stuff on board. I'm also especially curious about the shocks.

Nice to maybe have something different coming onto the market, all touring cars are basically lloking the same, there's not much out of the box thinking going on.
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http://www.redrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/

Keep a look out here. They up load pics before the article goes online...
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And we thought the Pro4 was chewing bevel gears!!!
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i thought the same... how come the drivetrain is the only part they kept?
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The prototype has been around for some time and here looks to be the final version.



During the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last week, Russian company Awesomatix gave us some details of their future touring car project, which we first featured back in April 2007. Currently in the prototyping phase, the car has some unique features, biggest of which is the fact that it is shaft drive, a concept abandoned by manufacturers some time ago for a number of reasons, one of which was the torsional effect caused by the positioning of the motor, which conventionally ran parallel alongside the shaft. However this new car claims to have solved that problem by mounting the motor perpendicular to the central shaft, yet how the power gets transferred to the shaft is still to be confirmed. Also unique is the lack of shock towers, and in fact conventional shock absorbers, which we are told have been replaced by a special kind of damper mounted at chassis level, which not only helps to keep weight down but by their very nature can absorb small bumps better and help with directional changes. The prototype has been tested and even won a race in Finland on its debut, but dont expect it to be released anytime soon, there is still some testing to be done. We will bring you more details as we get them.
Don't you mean parallel and not perpendicular?
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Don't you mean parallel and not perpendicular?
No, he is saying that usual shaft cars such as TC4 have the motor mounted parallel the the shaft, but with this particular car, the motor is mounted perpindicular to the shaft.
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perpendicular to the shaft...

now thats something!
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Currently in the prototyping phase, the car has some unique features, biggest of which is the fact that it is shaft drive, a concept abandoned by manufacturers some time ago for a number of reasons, one of which was the torsional effect caused by the positioning of the motor, which conventionally ran perpendicular alongside the shaft. However this new car claims to have solved that problem by mounting the motor perpendicular to the central shaft, yet how the power gets transferred to the shaft is still to be confirmed.
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No, he is saying that usual shaft cars such as TC4 have the motor mounted parallel the the shaft, but with this particular car, the motor is mounted perpindicular to the shaft.
I fixed the statement in the first post to reflect that the motors were mounted parallel to the driveshaft and NOT perpendicular like it was stated. How can the motor run ALONGSIDE and be PERPENDICULAR?

Please read the entire post next time
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