Next Corvette a hybrid?

2017-04-14 20:49:56 by RoOz
Vehicles NASA 

Quote: : Lightweight and electric are oxymorons. The testla runs like a scaled dog to 60, over 100, not so much. The nsx is nice, but not a great solution and over 200k is ridiculous for that level of performance. I laughed when I say the "50 k dealer markup" My TT vette didn't cost that and now 30k will buy you a pretty nice starting point for a car that will run from it. I like the idea of the rear engine front electric to plant the power much better, and help meet the EPA CAFE without being boring. But they need to keep the battery array small or it will be at NSX weight which is a deal breaker for a good track car. Starting MSRP of the NSX is $157K, not "over 200K" and it's CAFE is 21 city/22 highway(21 combined). Not much better than the front engine C7 Z06's 13 city/23 highway(16 combined). Yes, the $152k Tesla P100D runs like a scaled dog to 60(2.5 seconds), but not every Tesla on the street is a P100D. I've only seen one Tesla in person and that was at a resort in Moab where I was staying. It was a 60D, and they are quick, for a basic $75K car for those on welfare, but they don't run 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. A poor boy $85K Z06 A8 with it's 0-60 in 2.95 seconds is quicker than a $80K 75D with it's 0-60 in 5.5 seconds(I would much rather have a 2017 Mercedes AMG C43 4matic coupe with it's 3L TT V6 and 362 HP that does 0-60 in 4.6 seconds for $57K than a Tesla 75D for $80K).

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