European Version Of Chevy Volt To Compete In Auto Race

This is a hoot

(Fox News) Not the Volt, per se, but its mechanically identical European cousin with an equally cute electric-inspired name, the Opel Ampera. The car will be taking part in the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally, which kicks off on Thursday, March 22.


…don’t expect to see it tearing up the twisty mountain roads above Monaco on full opposite lock. Instead, the Ampera will be competing in a support race featuring alternative energy vehicles that covers several hundred miles at a slightly more sedate pace. The idea isn’t to be the fastest, but to use the least amount of energy while traveling at a target speed closer to what a real world driver would experience.

How exciting! It’s like watching snails race. Snails that have to take a break every 25-30 miles to recharge. It’s like watching Obama’s economy grow. Taking 5-6 month breaks, before it moves a bit for a month.

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