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      02-21-2013, 12:40 PM   #67
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gross.

are those rear tires 225's? LOL
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      02-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #68
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This is sort of like saying that a candle only burns because of the wick. Hydrogen remains cost prohibitive to isolate and is highly flammable, evaporates from storage and really doesn't make any sense for cars.
You say highly flammable as if gasoline isn't LOL. It (hydrogen) makes much more sense than electricity. Mostly because there is only problems with the hydrogen infrastructure, not the cars as is with electric.
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      02-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #69
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You say highly flammable as if gasoline isn't LOL. It (hydrogen) makes much more sense than electricity. Mostly because there is only problems with the hydrogen infrastructure, not the cars as is with electric.
Gas and diesel tend not to explode (outside of Hollywood/Studio City) or need to be stored under pressure or kept in a very cold state. Hydrogen still can't be created or contained in a cost effective way, something that we figured out with gasoline, diesel and electricity a long time ago. I'll give you that coal based electricity appears silly at the moment compared to gasoline, but hydrogen is still a pipe dream compared to just about any method of locomotion, including the Flintstone method.

I'll take a flat torque band over a leaking tank any day. Honda and BMW have both produced hydrogen cars, it can certainly be done, but not well and not in any method approaching profitability. It's great in theory, but until you can produce hydrogen in a manner that isn't cost prohibitive, it's a pointless endeavor.
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      02-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #71
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Exactly.

Funny thing is the electric range is only 20 miles. So after that you have a slow a very slow 3-cylinder $100,000+ supercar.
This. I think people are overlooking this.
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i dot understand why are they coming up with these hybrid sports car, is it the price of fuel, i dont get it, if you got money to pay for a $100k car y do you care about fuel cost, plus if I am paying that much for a sports car I want it loud and fast, and fuel efficiency would be the last thing to worry about, I think hybrids thake the masculinity and "power" out of these so called "sports" cars/hybrids :
Er, because we're running out of oil maybe?
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Is there a car that doesn't have a plastic rear bumper? As for trying to cut down the Corvette interior, have you somehow missed the C7? I'd also think your friend is more accountable for those transmission replacements than you think, given countless Z06's with no issues with many more miles.

Not that a single soul will cross shop the i8 with any Corvette, so I'm not even sure why we're discussing this.
Obviously every car has plastic bumpers, however plastic that is so thin that you can see the ripple when driving is a little tacky. Yes he drives the car hard, the way a corvette is supposed to be driven (not abused) and sure, there are some that drive their vettes on the weekends and countless never have to go in for anything but routine service.
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There were many running around this weekend in Munich- maybe it was the heat but it seemed like there were just BMWi vehicles everywhere doing laps around the city non stop! Cooling off in the Isar was well worth the crowds though..
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