February 11, 2012

Just A Hunk, A Hunk Of Burning Love

"I love the smell of burning plastic and cheap sheet metal in the morning.
It's the smell of subsidies."

Daniel F. Akerson, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors

H/T The Real Revo


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Where do I sign?

Anam Cara said...

At last! A car that runs on coal power!!! (Where do you think the electricity comes from?)

Mark Adams said...

Love IT! (the spoof, that is)

sig94 said...

Odie - on the fender. Just don't press too hard.

sig94 said...

Anam - from rainbows and baby seal oil, where else?

sig94 said...

Mark - yes, this one looks like it was professionally produced.

Kid said...

Even if it didn't blow up, it'd be a POS. Take a look at the new Tesla Model X. 50 grand, for a nice looking performing car vs 40 for this POS or the Nissin Leaf also at 40?

I'm not buying any of them for a while, but if I did, it would be Tesla by a mile.

I'd like to see how long the batteries last. Say they go 3 years and cost at least 8 grand. Ooops here goes all your gas savings.

I think liberals should all be driving VOLTs though. For Sure. Saving the Planet and What Not.

sig94 said...

Kid - the Tesla is a sweet ride and will move along at over 100 mph. The Volt is, as you say, nitrogenous waste on wheels.

Kid said...

0-60 in 4.4 and that's not the performance model.

Electric has such an advantage over combustion engines in terms of performance and overall effects on the vehicle, I'd love to have one, but my wallet, nor my common sense is going to put me on the bleeding edge here.

Electric motors have 100% of their torque available immediately. They produce extremely low heat compared to a combustion engine. No radiator, no anti-freeze and a host of other chemicals and petroleum products. It just beautiful.

I can't wait to buy one when they start making economical sense. Or more than they do now.

I saw a documentary on a Tesla at the race track, taking on Lamborghini's, Nascar cars, and it beat them all, and wasn't even breathing hard.

The other cars came back steaming, huffing and puffing, and wanting several minutes before they had to perform again.

BTW - Here's a Great Heart Warming Vid if you hadn't seen it yet. Seriously.

sig94 said...

KId - love to hear that about electric cars. Like you say, wait for the prices to come down 'cause there's an awful lot of gas not to but before it makes sense.

I drive by a certain business on my way to work every morning and see a Volt parked at a special electrical outlet in front. mheh - charge 18 hours to drive 40 miles if you're lucky.

The Underground Pewster said...

Until they can put the energizer bunny on steroids, and install an on board fire extinguisher, steer clear.