That’s titanium you’d be needing, not tungsten.
I’m sure they thought of that haha. Plenty of novel materials that could conduct heat away from the cells pretty well (like graphene), or they could leave whatever gaps they need - even if they leave 3% free space for cooling they have the potential for 6.5% higher energy density.
You can stack prismatic batteries together better, so more energy/volume. Prismatic just means square in this case. Since cars use hundreds of cells, you end up with a bunch of little cylinders in a box right now. If it was a bunch of little squares you wouldn’t have all the air in between the cylinders. Hexagonal… Read more
That Econoline is pretty sweet, maybe a bit overpriced. Gen 2s don’t get as much love but are definitely cool, and can be had for half the price, and V8!
Roadkill got it right when they dropped one from a helicopter.
I use a bluetooth cassette tape in a casette-to-8-track adapter in the dealer-optioned 8 track player in the glovebox of my ‘78 280Z. The tape adapter has a little microphone on a cord that I extended and hid behind the dash, so I can even take hands-free calls in my 4-decade old car...
My 1987 Supra had more electronic gadgets than the Z... It’s a 2009, but Nissan spent all the money on the VQ and not on other things like, I don’t know, a dash display that isn’t a 128x128 pixel 1 color LCD. Or a 12V power plug where you can reach it (it’s in the passenger footwell). Or a cupholder. Read more
That’s what I did, but it looks messy which aggregates me since the rest of the dash is relatively uncluttered.
Here’s a pic for proof:
Great car. Buy an NA, non-targa car - the turbo ones are way more work to keep running and only slightly less slow. I dailied an 87 for a while until someone ran a stop sign and totaled it. These really are a GT car more than anything sporty, all about enjoying the drive rather than hitting all the apexes.
Some cars turned them into exterior features. Nissan used them to put more Z badges on the late 240Z-280Z: