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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:49 am

https://electrek.co/2019/08/09/porsche- ... -launches/


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The first run starts at about the 4 minute mark
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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https://electrek.co/2019/08/09/porsche- ... -launches/

Electricity

The first run starts at about the 4 minute mark
Cool, thanks, but maybe not very green. :problem:
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:52 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:49 am
https://electrek.co/2019/08/09/porsche- ... -launches/

Electricity

The first run starts at about the 4 minute mark
Cool, thanks, but maybe not very green. :problem:
I don't think they were shooting for green
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Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:08 pm

Love that going green sound!

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:10 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
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I don't think they were shooting for green
:lol: :thumbup:
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:51 pm

https://youtu.be/rRTDAf6CPxY


Could be I'm buying too soon, but damn, it's been 16 years, this greedy consumer is ready for something now.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:51 pm
https://youtu.be/rRTDAf6CPxY


Could be I'm buying too soon, but damn, it's been 16 years, this greedy consumer is ready for something now.
The truck is way cool but I'm not too sure I'd want to do that lariat gig with the power cord when it was time to charge up. I don't have a cowboy hat or none of that other shit. And I put Elon in the trump bucket when he talks about this thing being anywhere near equal to a Porsche 911 in any category other than battery capacity.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:44 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:51 pm
https://youtu.be/rRTDAf6CPxY


Could be I'm buying too soon, but damn, it's been 16 years, this greedy consumer is ready for something now.
The truck is way cool but I'm not too sure I'd want to do that lariat gig with the power cord when it was time to charge up. I don't have a cowboy hat or none of that other shit. And I put Elon in the trump bucket when he talks about this thing being anywhere near equal to a Porsche 911 in any category other than battery capacity.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:36 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:15 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:44 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:51 pm
https://youtu.be/rRTDAf6CPxY


Could be I'm buying too soon, but damn, it's been 16 years, this greedy consumer is ready for something now.
The truck is way cool but I'm not too sure I'd want to do that lariat gig with the power cord when it was time to charge up. I don't have a cowboy hat or none of that other shit. And I put Elon in the trump bucket when he talks about this thing being anywhere near equal to a Porsche 911 in any category other than battery capacity.

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I didn't get that from the video if it was there. There's more than a dozen iterations of the 911 and I believe the quickest one does zero to sixty in 2.6

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:13 pm

That's quicker. The model 3 comes in at 3.2 and the other models around 3.
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Top 10 production cars 0-60 here...
https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/top-1 ... -to-60-mph

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:49 am

Thanks; the Tesla is faster than I thought it was. But that is logical in the sense that the Tesla electric motors are probably direct coupled to the drive wheels but the gasoline engines have to convert up/down or in/out motion of pistons to rotary motion. The Tesla provides rotary motion from the get go.

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Going Green 0-135mph in 9.7 seconds

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I have decided to get me one of these but will have to live in it and also find some room mates.
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/buga ... 00763.html

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neoplacebo wrote:
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I have decided to get me one of these but will have to live in it and also find some room mates.
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/buga ... 00763.html
:D Get a bunch. Do you think 17 Russians would be enough?

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Not bad, but I'd rather have some Russian ballerinas instead. :)

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:02 pm

I really thought about buying the StingRay raffle tix, just so I could brag here if I won, but between taxes, transport, speeding ticket/s, selling it, etc. I decided that winning would be more hassle than it was worth.
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:34 pm

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I really thought about buying the StingRay raffle tix, just so I could brag here if I won, but between taxes, transport, speeding ticket/s, selling it, etc. I decided that winning would be more hassle than it was worth.
I feel the same way about that trump winning he used to talk about before the election......it turned out to be whining instead, and it sure as hell is all hassle and no worth. I expect a significant increase in whining, as well as not winning, over the next year.

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