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Took a SuperCar Builder for a ride today....

I have a friend/client that builds some of the most powerful SuperCars in the world. Nelson Racing Engines.
I took him for a ride and he was absolutely blown away, he could not believe how hard the car accelerated!
I let him drive, and he said, "Wow, this might be bad for my business, but this thing is absolutely amazing"

.....I think he's sold!

....I made a point to let him know, that there will always be a niche market for 2500hp Gas motors, he has nothing to worry about... :)

When gas is, "Twelve bucks a gallon, please pay before you pump!", there will still be people who can't resist the allure of a heart thumping engine... Even when they lose every time on the drag strip. To a Tesla Model Z Supercar. ;-)

Right you are, Red. Plenty of old Ford Escorts with the roar of rusted-out mufflers imitating power around here. No doubt when fuel costs force them into used Volts they will augment their thumping subwoofers with simulated V8 growls. May the desert worms of Planet Arrakis consume them.
It may well be that rich engine noise provides greater pleasure for some that actual power - acceleration being linear & transitory, and sound 3-dimensional & persistent. That's almost certainly true of the subset for whom making a statement is more important than their own sensory enjoyment. Fine, until it drowns out my radio or penetrates my walls. I look forward to the Model Z, knowing that in space no one can hear the screams when you stomp the ion drive.

My warning to Ford owners for the last two decades has been, "A loud motor does not a fast car make."

@ bobrobert: Right you are, Red. Plenty of old Ford Escorts with the roar of rusted-out mufflers imitating power around here. No doubt when fuel costs force them into used Volts they will augment their thumping subwoofers with simulated V8 growls. May the desert worms of Planet Arrakis consume them.

And for another SF reference, ever read "The Marching Morons"? It describes cars with: speedometers reading into the hundreds and registering those speeds, but they don't seem to be moving nearly that fast with respect to the roads outside; and sounds of roaring engines, whooshing air, and screeching tires that start slightly but perceptibly after they begin moving. Also, the catchphrase, "Wouldja buy THAT for a quarter?" which was adapted into the first Robocop movie.

The Oil MUST Flow!

Use the Electrons, Elon!

I am not, nor have I ever been, your ICE!

The needs of the Petrol Burners are greater than the needs of the Solar Powered.

I've got a bad oiling about this...


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