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  •  It's not _that_ early technology (1+ / 0-)
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    The Tesla is a real luxury car, and it's faster than any "muscle" car ever made.

    Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

    by yet another liberal on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 08:44:40 PM PST

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    •  Seems early if it needs firmware downloads (1+ / 0-)
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      just to charge. And going by the statements attributed to the Tesla folks by the Times report (and not contested by anyone).

      We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

      by i understand on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:01:09 PM PST

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    •  Quicker not faster (1+ / 0-)
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      It's top speed is 125 mph (electronically limited).  But it does 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds.

      If you had $2.4 million a Veyron would get you 0-60 in 2.4 seconds.  You might have to peel your tongue off your uvula.  It's certainly not a traditional muscle car, though.

      The Nissan GT-R at only $89,950 will get you there in 2.8 seconds.

      "Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class." - Violet Crawley

      by nightsweat on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 06:50:28 AM PST

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      •  Not sure if this is the case in all states (0+ / 0-)

        But I know that in NH, a car qualifies as a "low flying aircraft" at 127 mph (this bit of trivia comes courtesy of a relative who lost their right to drive in the state, for obvious reasons). My guess is the limit on top speed is probably a federally required limit for on-road vehicles.

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