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Hasn't Tesla had electric supercars for years now?
Sports cars, yes. A Lotus Elise (what the Tesla is based off) is not a supercar, therefore the Tesla isn't one either.
    
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All...good old electric motor. Can lay down the same torque at 0 RPM as it can at 10,000RPM.

However, this whole hybrid BS needs to stop. You're taking the most expensive part of both types of cars, and combining them with an expensive interface.
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All...good old electric motor. Can lay down the same torque at 0 RPM as it can at 10,000RPM.

However, this whole hybrid BS needs to stop. You're taking the most expensive part of both types of cars, and combining them with an expensive interface.
The best of neither world for twice the cost!

I don't see a problem.
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Porsche gave the 918 Spyder the green light I believe. Jag's CX-75 is just a concept at this moment.

as far as the OP's supercar news, that thing is fugly.
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People got cars, so you build roads to accommodate them. Then, the roads take so much places that walking, using public transport or just having a nice time in your city sucks. So, more people get cars, and to leave the cities to live a happy live away from cars crowded cities, to which they go in their little stupid cars.

So things that suck is that cars and the infrastructure they require takes and a lot of place, which increase distances between where people lives and where they have to go, which require even more cars and infrastructure to people can go from one place to another fast.

The illusion that people need cars to go from one place to another is just caused by the fact that cars and infrastructure takes a lot of space.
If you build something high population-density, people live close to where they have to go, and they don't need cars, nor roads. That's the arcology part. Then, between two arcology, you can have a very high speed thing.

Within the arcology, you can have a rapid transit type transportation system on rail, or even two, for goods and people. So, if you want to order something online, it can be sent to your place AUTOMATICALLY within MINUTES, and it's very inexpensive.

Also, everyone,s crying about internet costs and UBB these days. Well, guess what: in an arcology, internet connection is gonna be ******* inexpensive too.

That's like living in the future, and that's what you want. Outside my arcology, there are gonna be ******* wolves roaming around, because another benefit of these high population density structure is that they don't create urban sprawls like car oriented city. So you live close to nature. How much more quality of life can you have when you can watch wolves eating and killing stuff while you eat your breakfast.
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Not sure what to say about electric cars. I like them and all but they're missing the magic of fossil fuel cars. I don't know if I could ever trade in the engine noise of a fossil fuel car for the near silence of an electric car.
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You're forgetting the part where cars are fun to work on and drive.

It's crazy, I know. Some people actually (really) enjoy those things.
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You're forgetting the part where cars are fun to work on and drive.

It's crazy, I know. Some people actually (really) enjoy those things.
Some people actually get killed by them tho. Arcologies don't mean motorized sports' death either. It could even mean more motorized sports. It has to do with the production possibilities curve and the reallocation of resources and output.
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Some people actually get killed by them tho. Arcologies don't mean motorized sports' death either. It could even mean more motorized sports. It has to do with the production possibilities curve and the reallocation of resources and output.
People get killed by just about everything. Vacationing would also be almost impossible if we had to take public transportation. Also think about all the jobs that would be displaced without cars. Mechanics, auto body repairman/finishers, highway construction, etc, etc.

Displace jobs, remove millions of peoples' sacred hobbies, make vacationing and seeing the world less fun; Idealist visions aren't always ideal for everyone, or even most.
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People get killed by just about everything. Vacationing would also be almost impossible if we had to take public transportation. Also think about all the jobs that would be displaced without cars. Mechanics, auto body repairman/finishers, highway construction, etc, etc.

Displace jobs, remove millions of peoples' sacred hobbies, make vacationing and seeing the world less fun; Idealist visions aren't always ideal for everyone, or even most.
Your argument was that cars are fun. That was a bad argument: the part that needs to go away doesn't have as a goal to entertain you. Whether or not some people are entertained while commuting using cars is irrelevent.

What's a valid point however is that cars are relatively dangerous. It's not like people that get hurt from them had choice. So, on the ethical part, cars are doing a bad job.

Now, if one of your argument that cars are good because it maintain jobs, than you should understand something about economics. Our goal as a society is to increase our quality of life. Jobs aren't the goal, the goal is what is produced from these jobs. If you can provide the same quality of transportation system with less people, thus destroying jobs, you can use the extra people to produce extra goods and services that wouldn't have been possible without the innovations making delivering a similar services or product using less people. As funny as it sounds, destroying jobs is somewhat what we should be aiming for.
Edited by Microtom - 1/13/11 at 8:02pm
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