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I've been watching Endeavour- Masterpiece Mystery prequel to Inspector Morse

Endeavour drives a 59 jag sedan. The pictures here show the rear wheels, but in the show the wheels were covered by cool fender skirts.

http://www.endeavourmorse.co.uk/
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That's a good show - and a cool car.

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Obviously has it in for bicyclists.

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American car sets new speed record at 331mph for a production car on a public road.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:14 pm
I've been watching Endeavour- Masterpiece Mystery prequel to Inspector Morse

Endeavour drives a 59 jag sedan. The pictures here show the rear wheels, but in the show the wheels were covered by cool fender skirts.

http://www.endeavourmorse.co.uk/
It must be difficult for you to be driving a Tesla granola-burner there in redneck Gaetzland. Fret no more.

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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:14 pm
I've been watching Endeavour- Masterpiece Mystery prequel to Inspector Morse

Endeavour drives a 59 jag sedan. The pictures here show the rear wheels, but in the show the wheels were covered by cool fender skirts.

http://www.endeavourmorse.co.uk/
It must be difficult for you to be driving a Tesla granola-burner there in redneck Gaetzland. Fret no more.

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I like the look and specs but still hope that the name kills it.

Surprisingly lots of Teslas around me
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:14 pm
I've been watching Endeavour- Masterpiece Mystery prequel to Inspector Morse

Endeavour drives a 59 jag sedan. The pictures here show the rear wheels, but in the show the wheels were covered by cool fender skirts.

http://www.endeavourmorse.co.uk/
It must be difficult for you to be driving a Tesla granola-burner there in redneck Gaetzland. Fret no more.

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You're welcome.
I like the look and specs but still hope that the name kills it.

Surprisingly lots of Teslas around me

Crabwalk is cool.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Why you don't steal a Tesla.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... ver-video/
Why you kill the owner, then steal her/his phone and the Tesla. :twisted:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Why you don't steal a Tesla.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... ver-video/
Why you kill the owner, then steal her/his phone and the Tesla. :twisted:
That would work until the cops got a warrant to look at the data Tesla has for location. And if I had been concerned and turned the cameras to Monitor, Tesla would have all the gruesome photos.
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Not bad for a little electric family car.



"The Tesla Model 3 Performance has proven itself to be a rather frightening force in rallies, after the all-electric sedan completely dominated the 130 class of the Targa West Rally, ending the race nearly 10 minutes ahead of a lineup of fossil fuel-powered competitors. The Model 3 Performance was driven by Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann, veteran racers who drove the vehicle over four days to complete the 1,000 km race.

Interestingly enough, the Model 3 Performance, which was racing for West Australian EV charging business Gemtek, is the first all-electric car to dominate the Targa West Rally’s 130 class (130 km/hr speed limited) in such a definitive fashion. So impressive was the Model 3 Performance that it actually beat the times of cars that were competing in the 165 class, which allowed vehicles to go as fast as 165 km/hr. The Tesla still dominated the winner of the 165 class by over 4 minutes."

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... lly-video/
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:18 am
Not bad for a little electric family car.



"The Tesla Model 3 Performance has proven itself to be a rather frightening force in rallies, after the all-electric sedan completely dominated the 130 class of the Targa West Rally, ending the race nearly 10 minutes ahead of a lineup of fossil fuel-powered competitors. The Model 3 Performance was driven by Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann, veteran racers who drove the vehicle over four days to complete the 1,000 km race.

Interestingly enough, the Model 3 Performance, which was racing for West Australian EV charging business Gemtek, is the first all-electric car to dominate the Targa West Rally’s 130 class (130 km/hr speed limited) in such a definitive fashion. So impressive was the Model 3 Performance that it actually beat the times of cars that were competing in the 165 class, which allowed vehicles to go as fast as 165 km/hr. The Tesla still dominated the winner of the 165 class by over 4 minutes."

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... lly-video/
Yeah, electric motor and battery technology has made significant advances in the past twenty years or so. I wonder if a Tesla charge lasts longer than a full tank of gas. Winning any race by ten minutes is unheard of; ten seconds would be remarkable among a group of conventional cars. Aside; too bad trump and the idiots in the GOP prefer subsidizing the oil industry to the tune of tens of millions a year rather than investing in the alternatives. Oil companies have been getting these government subsidies for a century now with no end in sight.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:51 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:18 am
Not bad for a little electric family car.

"The Tesla Model 3 Performance has proven itself to be a rather frightening force in rallies, after the all-electric sedan completely dominated the 130 class of the Targa West Rally, ending the race nearly 10 minutes ahead of a lineup of fossil fuel-powered competitors. The Model 3 Performance was driven by Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann, veteran racers who drove the vehicle over four days to complete the 1,000 km race.

Interestingly enough, the Model 3 Performance, which was racing for West Australian EV charging business Gemtek, is the first all-electric car to dominate the Targa West Rally’s 130 class (130 km/hr speed limited) in such a definitive fashion. So impressive was the Model 3 Performance that it actually beat the times of cars that were competing in the 165 class, which allowed vehicles to go as fast as 165 km/hr. The Tesla still dominated the winner of the 165 class by over 4 minutes."

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... lly-video/
Yeah, electric motor and battery technology has made significant advances in the past twenty years or so. I wonder if a Tesla charge lasts longer than a full tank of gas. Winning any race by ten minutes is unheard of; ten seconds would be remarkable among a group of conventional cars. Aside; too bad trump and the idiots in the GOP prefer subsidizing the oil industry to the tune of tens of millions a year rather than investing in the alternatives. Oil companies have been getting these government subsidies for a century now with no end in sight.
Wiki, may not be fully up to date:
Tesla Model 3

... The Model 3 Standard Range Plus version delivers an EPA-rated all-electric range of 263 miles (423 km) and the Long Range versions deliver 353 miles (568 km)....

Specifications table

Full charge time (10% -> 90%) - 6 hours or more.
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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:19 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:51 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:18 am
Not bad for a little electric family car.

"The Tesla Model 3 Performance has proven itself to be a rather frightening force in rallies, after the all-electric sedan completely dominated the 130 class of the Targa West Rally, ending the race nearly 10 minutes ahead of a lineup of fossil fuel-powered competitors. The Model 3 Performance was driven by Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann, veteran racers who drove the vehicle over four days to complete the 1,000 km race.

Interestingly enough, the Model 3 Performance, which was racing for West Australian EV charging business Gemtek, is the first all-electric car to dominate the Targa West Rally’s 130 class (130 km/hr speed limited) in such a definitive fashion. So impressive was the Model 3 Performance that it actually beat the times of cars that were competing in the 165 class, which allowed vehicles to go as fast as 165 km/hr. The Tesla still dominated the winner of the 165 class by over 4 minutes."

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3 ... lly-video/
Yeah, electric motor and battery technology has made significant advances in the past twenty years or so. I wonder if a Tesla charge lasts longer than a full tank of gas. Winning any race by ten minutes is unheard of; ten seconds would be remarkable among a group of conventional cars. Aside; too bad trump and the idiots in the GOP prefer subsidizing the oil industry to the tune of tens of millions a year rather than investing in the alternatives. Oil companies have been getting these government subsidies for a century now with no end in sight.
Wiki, may not be fully up to date:
Tesla Model 3

... The Model 3 Standard Range Plus version delivers an EPA-rated all-electric range of 263 miles (423 km) and the Long Range versions deliver 353 miles (568 km)....

Specifications table

Full charge time (10% -> 90%) - 6 hours or more.
Interesting.....a one thousand kilometer race (about 620 miles) would require at least two charging stops....so twelve hours. Hell, that's one eighth the length of the four day "race" so it makes me wonder where the hell the gas powered cars were during that time. Did they have to stop to accomodate the Tesla? And I can get 263 miles from a tank of gas so the ranges are about the same.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Interesting.....a one thousand kilometer race (about 620 miles) would require at least two charging stops....so twelve hours. Hell, that's one eighth the length of the four day "race" so it makes me wonder where the hell the gas powered cars were during that time. Did they have to stop to accommodate the Tesla? And I can get 263 miles from a tank of gas so the ranges are about the same.
Maybe the pit crew changes out the batteries when they do the tires. ;)
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Vrede too wrote:
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Interesting.....a one thousand kilometer race (about 620 miles) would require at least two charging stops....so twelve hours. Hell, that's one eighth the length of the four day "race" so it makes me wonder where the hell the gas powered cars were during that time. Did they have to stop to accommodate the Tesla? And I can get 263 miles from a tank of gas so the ranges are about the same.
Maybe the pit crew changes out the batteries when they do the tires. ;)
Opps! I didn't consider that. Also didn't consider that there may not be any charging stations along the route.

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neoplacebo wrote:
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Opps! I didn't consider that. Also didn't consider that there may not be any charging stations along the route.
I was mostly joking. I have no clue.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Opps! I didn't consider that. Also didn't consider that there may not be any charging stations along the route.
I was mostly joking. I have no clue.
I tried to find out how long it takes to change one; nothing. Only how long they last.....supposedly eight years. I imagine it's a labor intensive task but I don't know where the access to it is or if the car has to be off the ground or if two people can physically heft the battery.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:59 pm
I tried to find out how long it takes to change one; nothing. Only how long they last.....supposedly eight years. I imagine it's a labor intensive task but I don't know where the access to it is or if the car has to be off the ground or if two people can physically heft the battery.
The hard part is that there are 5000 of them.

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Also, they're like the old xmas lights. If you break just one of the springs that hold them in place, the car won't run.
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