My snail mail November 2009 Popular Science and Popular Mechanics
magazines showed up here this morning.In my Popular Mechanics magazine,
there is an article (I will read it later on this evening) about Jay
Leno's Jet Car. www.popularmechanics.com
If I am doing 30 to 45 MPH on the slow poke roads where I am going
shopping, that is plenty fast enough for me.
The spec's sound fishy.
Same range as the Tesla w/twice the power?
Twice the power should increase the range significantly.
has been doing shelby replicas for a while now with off the shelf
DEcrease, right? :)
And, even the Tesla peeple won't release the car to testers -- testers can
only take it for a supervised spin, fwiu. So the teslas's range is not
In fact, using your same reasoning, one wonders how suspect the Tesla's
claims are, visavis other electrics with much less power and much less
If they are using the same or similar battery pack as the tesla and
dual motors/ controllers (it would have to be both), you'd be right,
range would go down.
If they are using a larger/stiffer battery pack to make all that HP,
then I would expect range to increase.
Here is a link to an independent test:
It's not a complete write up...
And here is a link showing one that went over 200 miles on a charge.
We should all remain skeptical until we can see and drive these for
ourselves. I do think it's the future though.
Kinda strange to see a hot rod with no engine, let alone no blower. They
should have speakers and hi-power amps installed so you can get the
sound of a big V8. Of course, there should be a switch so you can change
it to a small 4 when you're near schools and hospitals. :-)
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