Originally Posted by jdong
Now, your statement is true in that if you continuously ask for more power than the engine can produce, [...] you'll be pegged at the governed top speed for quite some time.
Very rarely does a driver constantly ask for the peak power output out of the car for more than half a minute at best.
Well, on the street for sure, you are not constantly flooring. On the racetrack, that's another story now. I'd be curious to see if the i8 can make a full Nurnburing flat-out lap without exhausting the batteries in the middle. It -is- a race car, if it can't race, it is a strange animal.