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11-20-2017 10:04 PM
expostdelirium
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Originally Posted by marlboromike View Post
I believe what us oldsters will miss is the sound of the muffler...no engine noise when stopped at a light. A new consumer will enjoy it...not us OLD PEOPLE. We expect sound...
I'm not an oldster, but I might be approaching that threshold. I LOVE the sound of an ICE as well, but the looks, "utility" (I could handle 4 seats in a car like this, but let's face it, NO ONE is riding in the back), performance, and ecomenatlism of it make it so that I think I can forget the sound. And as was mentioned you can get any sound you want it to make piped in for your enjoyment.

I'm not a youngster, but this kind of car doesn't hurt my feelings and make me all nostalgic.
11-20-2017 11:19 AM
wspohn Mike, sound is easy to provide. Performance like that is not.

They already feed engine noise into the passenger compartment on Camaros etc., they'd just have to synthesize it on an electric car - pretty easy to do and to synchronize with engine speed.

Waddya want - V8, V10, V12.....
11-20-2017 11:04 AM
Robotech
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Originally Posted by marlboromike View Post
I believe what us oldsters will miss is the sound of the muffler...no engine noise when stopped at a light. A new consumer will enjoy it...not us OLD PEOPLE. We expect sound...
You know, there is something to be said for that. LOL Even though it may perform as well as we're being told it will, there will always be that missing factor when it comes to electric cars. I do love the sounds a well tuned ICE makes.
11-20-2017 10:42 AM
marlboromike I believe what us oldsters will miss is the sound of the muffler...no engine noise when stopped at a light. A new consumer will enjoy it...not us OLD PEOPLE. We expect sound...
11-20-2017 08:49 AM
KappaTarbo
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Originally Posted by SkyVue2 View Post
Seems like that little red 4-seater prototype is more like a sport coupe than a real roadster?
My thoughts exactly.
11-19-2017 12:31 AM
Uppity That Tesla's performance, if it turns out to be legit (and so far claims on the others have been legit) is way beyond anything you can get elsewhere for that kind of money. I mean you're talking sub-9 second quarter mile on street legal tires - and without any drama, you just press the pedal and take off faster than anything on the road. Me personally, I hate hippies, but I love technology - and if electric can do it better, then I'm cool with that. Plus when you're sitting in rush hour traffic the thing will just drive itself while you take a nap or watch YouTube. The future is awesome.
11-18-2017 05:38 PM
Taz I dunno know about you guys, but I can buy a lot of other ultra high performance exotic cars for $250K and a Tesla would not be my first choice:

Musk announced that the new Roadster will arrive by 2020, and reservations for the Founders Series, limited to the first 1,000 customers, are open now at a price of $250,000 each.
For instance, a Ferrari Portofino:

11-18-2017 01:21 AM
Robotech
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Originally Posted by 44thSKY View Post
The record for a human withstanding acceleration was 46.2g, which was experienced by an Air Force officer named John Stapp, who was strapped into a rocket sled. Perhaps he was trying to capture a road runner?
Damn!!!!! That is insane I had no idea they had tested up to those levels.
11-17-2017 09:33 PM
HORNET1 That Tesla is okay. However, I'm saving up for a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 SuperSport.
11-17-2017 09:22 PM
SkyVue2 Seems like that little red 4-seater prototype is more like a sport coupe than a real roadster? Musk is now looking for a thousand pre-paid orders at a quarter million dollars each before starting production. Don't expect to see any of those on the road any time soon. And still waiting for him to put a person in his high tech new-fangled SpaceX rocket and blast him onto orbit. You know, like NASA did some 55 years ago with John Glenn.
11-17-2017 08:25 PM
44thSKY Robo, the link above says this about the issue of well conditioned pilots with a G-suit:

The record for a human withstanding acceleration was 46.2g, which was experienced by an Air Force officer named John Stapp, who was strapped into a rocket sled. Perhaps he was trying to capture a road runner?

By the way, he’s also known for something called Stapp’s Law, which states:

“The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle.”

Wheeeuuuuu!! (is that a word) LOL
11-17-2017 06:50 PM
Robotech
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Originally Posted by 44thSKY View Post
Crazy! As I saw that 0-60 time, I wondered how fast our body would be able to withstand at 1.9 seconds and how many G-force that would represent. So I Googled this question: "how many G force would occur on a 1.9 second zero to 60 mph acceleration?"

I chose this link: https://jalopnik.com/the-fastest-0-6...ive-1792093851 The link is very informative with a lot of analysis.

There really isn't a problem in survival, and further more it seems we can withstand short bursts of up to 45 G's but even better to think of G-force in the 30.0G range maximum. It is estimated the Tesla Roadster would give us a G-force at 0-60 that would be short of a Top Fuel dragster which 0-100 mph exerts a 5.3 G-force. Tesla's 0-60 mph G-force would be short of the Top Fuel dragster.

If memory serves, really well conditioned pilots with a G-suit can remain conscious up to 9Gs. Beyond that and they black out. It's one reason why governments continue to pursue pilotless aircraft...they can build a machine to withstand a lot more force than a human can endure.
11-17-2017 02:04 PM
SkyTARDIS
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Originally Posted by 44thSKY View Post
Crazy! As I saw that 0-60 time, I wondered how fast our body would be able to withstand at 1.9 seconds and how many G-force that would represent. So I Googled this question: "how many G force would occur on a 1.9 second zero to 60 mph acceleration?"

I chose this link: https://jalopnik.com/the-fastest-0-6...ive-1792093851 The link is very informative with a lot of analysis.

There really isn't a problem in survival, and further more it seems we can withstand short bursts of up to 45 G's but even better to think of G-force in the 30.0G range maximum. It is estimated the Tesla Roadster would give us a G-force at 0-60 that would be short of a Top Fuel dragster which 0-100 mph exerts a 5.3 G-force. Tesla's 0-60 mph G-force would be short of the Top Fuel dragster.

They should call it Tesla's Vomit Comit.
11-17-2017 01:32 PM
44thSKY Crazy! As I saw that 0-60 time, I wondered how fast our body would be able to withstand at 1.9 seconds and how many G-force that would represent. So I Googled this question: "how many G force would occur on a 1.9 second zero to 60 mph acceleration?"

I chose this link: https://jalopnik.com/the-fastest-0-6...ive-1792093851 The link is very informative with a lot of analysis.

There really isn't a problem in survival, and further more it seems we can withstand short bursts of up to 45 G's but even better to think of G-force in the 30.0G range maximum. It is estimated the Tesla Roadster would give us a G-force at 0-60 that would be short of a Top Fuel dragster which 0-100 mph exerts a 5.3 G-force. Tesla's 0-60 mph G-force would be short of the Top Fuel dragster.

11-17-2017 01:01 PM
SkyTARDIS
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Originally Posted by Robotech View Post
It is impressive, and Mr. Musk is usually pretty good at delivering on his promises when it comes to his cars' performance, but I really have to hold my opinion until I see he can reach these figures because they are just incredible. 600+ miles on a charge? That's what, double the P90? And those figures? Maybe it's a weight issue and this car weighs less than the P90?
Well keep in mind, no engine, all wheel drive, and no transmission delay. It brings to mind the electric hotwheels cars except only bigger.
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