walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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I Don't Think That's What "Blow the Doors Off" Means

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/12/on-the-road-in-the-flux-capacitor-europes-fastest-street-legal-ev/

I'm sure they had fun. But. Here is the subhead:

"The souped-up electric car from the '70s will blow the doors off a Tesla Model S."

Here is the only stat in the article I find which is better than on a Tesla:

"It ran the 1/4 mile in 10.84 seconds"

According to http://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/tesla-0-60-mph-times/fast-slow-quarter-mile/, the best Tesla model S time for the quarter mile is:

" 2015 Tesla Model S P85D 'Ludicrous Speed' Upgrade Compare Car 0-60 mph 2.8 | Quarter mile 10.9
Single Speed Trans. | AWD | Sedan"

".06" seconds on the quarter mile != "blow the doors off".

Thanks for playing Ars. You should lean heavily on the verb "will". Maybe someday, this entertaining jalopy will in fact go faster than a Tesla. Altho I sort of suspect then Tesla, if they cared, would just adjust the speed limiting in the software.

It's a fun article, and I like people doing this stuff with electric cars. We need tinkerers and this kind of obnoxiousness to build car culture around EVs.
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