Near-Silent Racing Car


By: Eric Rivas

Most racing cars are loud but the Citroen Survolt, made by French company Citroen, is unique – it barely makes any noise!

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In 1919 french auto mechanic André Citroen made the first mass produced the TA model or the Traction Avant. The car took 23 years to make.

The Citroen Survolt, presented in 2010, is an electric racing car that has a big oval shaped front. The car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds and its top speed is 162 mph. The car is long as a medium sized boat and 1.87m wide.

The engine was built to be silent in many ways. Engineers improved the rear suspension by greasing it to make the car less noisy. They made the Survolt more aerodynamic so when the car goes fast it doesn’t create wind sounds. They use some type of softer rubber for the tires so it would decrease the road noise. For the engine they mechanic the engine to make it electric. All of this was made possible because of engineers.