Originally Posted by EV Myself
Thanks for the input guys. My TT is not a Quatro, just the FWD model. The 180hp does have a turbo, the 225hp motor just makes more boost and has a 2nd intercoolers to deal with the extra heat. I will be trying to cut weight where I can but I'm going to keep most of the car in tact to keep it comfortable.
I looked at the 11" motors but the added length would require frame modifications that I'm not willing to do at this time. Since I only have a 3 mile drive to work, I'm kind of hoping when I'm done the car is nice enough that my wife will take it over. She uses the majority of gas we buy. Since she tends be more of a lead foot than me, being down on power will save money in tickets. I really don't think 160 volts at a 1000 amps is going to be that lacking in power. Of course more is always better, but will be the reason to start a second project when this one is done.
Whats the hard limit on length? The 11" kostov motors are shorter than the warp equivelents. Might be worth a look.
I personally would not be comfortable in putting 1000amps through a warp9 on a reqular basis. Occasionally yes but not often.
The bigger picture is that an 11" motor will almost certainly outlast the 9" motor if you were to throw 1000 amps at them both.
Secondly, you wont get 160 volts and 1000 amps - The cells are at more than 5c discharge rate. Expect more like 100ish volts.
This is why you are better off going for a higher voltage pack. You normally either want torque (amps) or RPMs (volts) but rarely at the same time. Higher voltage allows you to get the best of both as battery volts can be converted to motor amps by the soliton when required.
Hope this helps