Roger Saul wins the THINK City challenge at Bridgestone Eco-Rally 2010
Submitted by Roger Saul on 10 July, 2010 - 18:17
The stripped down TH!NK City racing car represents a new racing class, CityEV for city-focused, production vehicle in use today. The racing series is run by EV Cup and Roger Saul and Kevin McCloud are undertaking a series of electric vehicle challenges in the run-up to the race series.
The THINK City has been converted into a race-ready model by the EV Cup team of specialists in London, who have removed nearly 70kg of weight from the vehicle, achieved by stripping out the interior to leave one single lightweight racing seat and steering wheel, and replacing all glass with heat resistant and shatterproof Perspex. A revised suspension system to lower the centre of gravity for the already well-planted car and further improving handling complete the conversion. These racing upgrades coupled with a software update of THINK’s patented EV drive control technology result in a very exciting performance from the race-ready EV Cup Edition.