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ron ll
07-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Elon Musk just announced that the new model S Tesla sedan will come with a Ludicrous Mode option (honest, that's what it's called) for an extra $10,000 that will allow it to do 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds.

Paul Pless
07-18-2015, 08:41 AM
http://data3.whicdn.com/images/10031751/large.jpg

ron ll
07-18-2015, 08:47 AM
Musk says it's an homage to Mel Brooks' Spaceballs.

skuthorp
07-18-2015, 08:50 AM
I like his attitude………...:d

Of course it may be that he means why should anyone believe anything as ludicrous as that……...:arg

LeeG
07-18-2015, 08:59 AM
I'd rather see billions invested in hybrid delivery vehicles than boutique sports cars.

Paul Pless
07-18-2015, 09:01 AM
I'd rather see billions invested in hybrid delivery vehicles than boutique sports cars.join me then brother in staging a socialist tree hugger revolution!

ron ll
07-18-2015, 09:01 AM
He's working very hard on a reusable delivery vehicle. :)

LeeG
07-18-2015, 09:16 AM
join me then brother in staging a socialist tree hugger revolution!

I have nothing against boutique recreational toys, $5000 kayaks or $100,000 sports cars. I figure when the economy is forced into a less auto centric lifestyle having high efficiency delivery vehicles on the road will be a better investment.

Gerarddm
07-18-2015, 09:17 AM
If I could afford one, I would.

Paul Pless
07-18-2015, 09:17 AM
I figure when the economy is forced into a less auto centric lifestyle having high efficiency delivery vehicles on the road will be a better investment.join me then brother in staging a socialist tree hugger revolution!:D

Bobcat
07-18-2015, 09:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk7VWcuVOf0

LeeG
07-18-2015, 09:36 AM
join me then brother in staging a socialist tree hugger revolution!:D

I'll man the grill

Old Dryfoot
07-18-2015, 09:53 AM
I'll man the grill

I've got the beer tub!

On a related note, has anyone noticed the new Detroit Electric SP:01 (http://www.topspeed.com/cars/detroit-electric/2016-detroit-electric-sp-01-ar152106.html)?
The performance model does 0-60 in under 4 seconds.

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201410/2014-detroit-electric-sp--2_800x0w.jpg (http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201410/2014-detroit-electric-sp--2_1600x0w.jpg)

LeeG
07-18-2015, 11:17 AM
$5,000 kayaks? Wasn't there once a guy here who built those 'museum quality' kayaks? I'll be doggoned if I can remember his name. ;)

He who will not be named. On the other hand Sterling kayaks are nice.

http://www.sterlingskayak.com

marshcat
07-18-2015, 03:33 PM
Some passenger reactions to insane (not even ludicrous) mode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1qFV5i8tBhs

Captain Intrepid
07-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Lets just hope they don't go plaid.

http://i60.tinypic.com/1086xpx.jpg

Dan McCosh
07-18-2015, 03:57 PM
If I could afford one, I would. But would you buy one?