SuperSkyline89 posted on Mar 13, 2008 7:07:36 AM - Report post
There are also people that make electric drag cars. And despite what you might think, they're fast. The reason is that gas cars have power curves. The torque and horsepower come in gradually, that's what a dyno curve is for anyone that doesn't know. But with electric cars, pressing the gas is like turning on a light switch. 100% power in an instant. So if you have a 500 hp electric car, you have 500 hp all the time, it never drops below that. This wreaks havoc on the driveshaft though, I saw on discovery channel that electric drag racers break them a lot since they can't handle such a sudden surge of power. They've started making them out of exotic materials so they won't break.
I don't want a big car, particularly. I have no need for acreage, and I don't like the fuel bills. But I don't want a small one because they're all like supermarket own-brand cola: weedy imitations of the real thing - Jeremy Clarkson
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2hot4u posted on Mar 13, 2008 11:53:05 AM - Report post
Acura RL...the new one...my fav car. Acura's flagship sedan...AWD. Seductive luxury at a fair price. I'm getting one this summer.
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JeanClaude32 posted on Mar 13, 2008 12:05:33 PM - Report post
geez...how many cars do you still plan to buy?
at least from what i know you already have 3 cars...what are you doing with all of them for god's sake?
2hot4u posted on Mar 13, 2008 12:09:05 PM - Report post
Sold the BMW. Now I have 2. Trading the Mustang on the Acura this summer. Keeping Supra.
JeanClaude32 posted on Mar 13, 2008 12:23:10 PM - Report post
thought you were planning on something...4 cars is just too many...you need to keep them all "polished" and pay the taxes for them
2hot4u posted on Mar 13, 2008 12:27:32 PM - Report post
I only have 2. That's all I can handle is 2. That's why I'm trading the Mustang on the Acura. I need a great family car and the Acura is a sedan. My kids have a hard time getting in and out of my Supra and my Mustang.
JeanClaude32 posted on Mar 13, 2008 12:34:06 PM - Report post
that's what i call i hard time in a fast car
my familly has a 2001 opel astra caravan...very large trunk...low consumption (around 2 litres/ 100 km) and is a very good sprinting car, though it's a diesel car, to get around this traffic here
and it's also cheap...around 6000 euros and it's one of the new generations of opels which mean the chasis is more resistant to rust than it's older brothers
I'm not the van type. I hasta be kewl,so I own sporty cars. Most Moms my age drive mini vans or SUVs. Driving sporty cars keeps me young.
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