Agree, and each shows what is possible.
Race weight was 1801 lbs...1/4 mile was 15.94 Using a 400v, 400amp modified EMS controller.?...
With the decision made to use ultra capacitors in the race car, design and construction of the storage pack was begun. A preliminary estimate of the energy needs for the race, combined with the maximum voltage rating of the motor and controller, indicated that the car would need a storage pack consisting of 160 capacitors where each capacitor was rated at 2700 farads and 2.5 volts.
The capacitors were connected in series using copper bars for conductors. They were mounted in six sets of twenty-five plus two sets of five. This allowed the use of the original, "T"-shaped battery storage box which came with the EV1.
The capacitor mounting arrangement is illustrated in Figure 1. Students designed the capacitor bank using a solid modeling program and machined the copper bars and ABS plastic structural frames on a computer-controlled milling machine. The completed pack, including the connectors and mounting hardware, weighed 370 lbs compared with 1310 lbs for the original GM lead-acid battery system.
Not really, I mean if it looks like a scam and smells like a scam...That is the big mystery .
big difference between power and energy, a race of length > 0 requires energy (power * time), and lipos don't appear to be struggling at making power while having much greater energy density. I'm not sure it matters how much >0, but it looks like in this instance the caps would be much heavier for less power and much less energy.
I can assure you that modern LiPo's have no problem at all delivering current!
For power you need amps, and volts