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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    It may be a monster in a straight line, but it's not gonna Auto-X particularly well.
    Playing devil's advocate, it wouldn't have any problem making minimum weight for any class, and having 900kg slung below the axle lines would certainly lower the CG enough to possibly be worth the extra mass tradeoff in transitions.....

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    Seems like 3,500-4,000 lbs for the roadster 2.0 is a good guess. It also falls in line with -some- cars of similar (but still slower) performance. Bugatti Chiron is like 4,400lbs.

    BTW - I’d hate to put tires on this thing: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 325/30ZR21 rear and 295/35ZR20 front.

    My Model 3 is on-track for this summer.

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    Genevieve Cullen, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, issued the following statement this morning:



    “EDTA appreciates that the Senate’s tax reform bill will maintain the
    existing consumer tax credit for electric vehicles. The U.S. electric
    drive sector is still emerging and policies that promote job growth and
    innovation remain critical. The plug-in electric
    credit is good for consumers and reinforces investment in charging
    infrastructure and manufacturing. We urge Congress to keep the Senate
    stance in the final tax legislation and accelerate U.S. leadership in
    electric drive.”
    The Senate bill that passed in the wee hours of this morning apparently keeps the plugin vehicle credit while the House version that passed a few days ago does not. We will see if it survives reconciliation. In states/countries that have stopped tax incentives, EV sales fell off a cliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passim View Post
    Seems like 3,500-4,000 lbs for the roadster 2.0 is a good guess.
    That sounds optimistic to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by passim View Post
    BTW - I’d hate to put tires on this thing: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 325/30ZR21 rear and 295/35ZR20 front.
    If it's like the Veyron, you'll need a new set after a coupla top-speed runs.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    Playing devil's advocate, it wouldn't have any problem making minimum weight for any class, and having 900kg slung below the axle lines would certainly lower the CG enough to possibly be worth the extra mass tradeoff in transitions.....
    I'm sure someone will try it.

    What class was the original Roadster in, and how did it do?
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Btw: for people not following TSLA stuff closely- Elon has said that the 1.9s 0-60 is the base model - there will be a faster version. 😮

    Given early reads on the Model 3 handling (I.e. it made the giulia quadrifoglio feel like a ‘wet noodle’) I’m hopeful that the roadster handling isn’t a hot mess.

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    So what do you do with an original Tesla Roadster that likely needs a new battery by now?

    Blast it into the space, of course!
    SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk tweeted Friday that his red Tesla Roadster will head for deep space on the maiden flight of the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket as soon as next month, and do it to the tune of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”
    Personally, I'd have preferred this tune.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    I finally have an "electric" car:





    Autoscan in the Appropriate Place

    https://imgur.com/a/ITub4

    Pics by Santos:

    https://imgur.com/a/TkweD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I finally have an "electric" car:
    Very nice! Trade in the GTI?

    I thought you just picked up an older S4 or something, though?
    Silence gives consent.

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    Nice! Looking forward to a full review once you got it broke in some!

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