nemesis / lmp2 question - EV ?

fernando

Lifetime Supporter
So, I can't seem to find a pic that I saw a few days ago where the LMP (or LMP2) has the skin off and it shows the fuel tanks in the side chambers. I'm hoping it's the LMP2 but not sure it is since the Nemesis doesn't have the tanks there.

So the Nemesis (non tandem) can become the LMP2, yes? I see the lmp2 with a single piece body over the whole car. Is that different than the pontoons Fran mentiones in this post?


so in this pic:

from right to left is it:

* lmp
* lmp2
* lmp2
* slc
* lmp

?

The reason I ask is that I'm interested in making an EV ultra light weight commuter. I know, I know the nemesis and lmp2 are track cars. but as fran notes, if the end user is willing to do the legwork, it's possible... I'm in Virginia to it would seem I just need a windshield and wiper.

when fran states about the pontoons:

"Another really cool thing we have done is to include mounting lugs on the Nemesis chassis to allow it to become the LMP2 as a bolt on chassis application. The pontoons will then also be able to be replaced should some one have a "whoops" on track in their LMP2."

does anyone have any pictures of the pontoon attachments?

Plan A = have battery banks immediately to the side of the cabin, on both sides of the car, under the cover of the lmp2 body (no down vents like the bigger lmp radiator intakes so I'm hopeful there is good space in there) So, would the ford IRS rear work in the nemesis/lmp2 rear end if driven from a direct drive electric motor?

Plan B = diesel VW lmp2

I commute now in a fantastic handling/performing car - and I'm glad I pulled the trigger on it 16 months ago. But i get only about 13.4 mpg and I'd like to have something else to keep the miles down on this special car which isn't being made in this trim anymore (CTS-V Wagon). I can't convince my wife a motorbike is safe enough, so I'm looking to go full EV (with flexible solar pv panels as a 2nd skin) and charging at both ends of my modest (30 min) commute as required.

Does anyone know how this turned out? http://www.gt40s.com/forum/rcr-forum-rcr40-slc-p4-mkiv/28392-sl-ev.html
 

Fran Hall RCR

Moderator
GT40s Sponsor
The LMP2 does not have a single piece body.
it has side pods and the original Nemesis upper body panel.

Anything is possible with these cars but it will be a whole lot of work...having built electric cars I can tell you first hand...its not as simple and easy as it appears.

I have an EV roadster sitting here at the shop that can be had for a very good price complete with all electronics and drivetrain...

Call me for more info.
 
I think Fran's diesel idea would be easier and $$ ahead for a long time. Turbo diesel and sub 2000lbs would be pretty cheap transportation without mileage limits. But I get the EV interest, just think a tubo diesel is still easier. The EV route though without doubt if enough coin thrown at it......it can be frightfully quick.

Here is what a guy did on the other forum I lurk with two engines from Big Daddy Don Garlits on Swamp Rat 37 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_jMR3Arq0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8pR18cfQsA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHqcigvRCkk
(warning, if you watch and can sit through his business model youtube.....well I couldn't)
 

fernando

Lifetime Supporter
Thanks guys.

Fran good talking with you yesterday. Since I was wrong referencing the pic above regarding the body panels of a Nemesis to lmp2 morph, can you provide any that would clear things up?

Thanks

Fernando
 
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