TopGear goes to the Moon
Posted: 20 May 2010
And, of course, it's electric, as internal combustion is impossible in the vacuum of outer space. Eight battery packs are sandwiched in the chassis floor, and together they produce over 1,200lb ft of torque. That's way more than a Bugatti Veyron, and essential for that bulldozing power. Flat out, it does 13mph, but it's geared for torque rather than speed. Even when worked hard, it can go 60 miles on a single charge, which is further than the distance covered by all the Apollo Rovers put together. Solar-powered stations will be placed around the Moon, which pre-charge a new set of battery packs, so the Rover can simply pull up and exchange old for new.