... my point!
I don't see why fans of big V8 engines, or small ones, are the least bit concerned about them being completely replaced by battery powered cars.
There's just no way battery powered will take over automobile transportation in the near future. The technology isn't even close to that stage and there's essentially zero infrastructure in place. Think about how long it will take to build that out nationwide! Most of the folks on this forum will not see it in their lifetime.
When thinking of the infrastructure, think about how many people live in condominiums or apartment complexes. Where are they going to charge their car? How many years you think it'll be before all those places have charging stations. Pfffft! Ain't happening.
A point seldom made is that everybody who likes to drive powerful cars isn't in it just to race them. I'm not the only guy who couldn't care less how fast my car can run the 1/4 mile or even from 0-60 mph. I know the performance is there but I don't use it for that.
I don't give a rat's butt how fast a Tesla is. Not even a little bit. I would never buy a car that I couldn't reasonably expect to jump in and it take me to hundreds of miles away! There's many things to like about a car and 1/4 mile racing isn't at the top of most people's list.
But wait! None of that is going to matter if you happen to get beside a Tesla at a red light and it beats your antiquated V8 to the next red light!In 2 weeks I'm making a 14 hour/925 mile trip in my '13 R/T. I'm betting there isn't an all electric car on the planet that can make the trip faster than I can. My refueling time is significantly less than their battery recharging time - if they can find a place to recharge.
I am unaffected.I didn’t know we were supposed to give a chit? Lol, gotta go and row some gears now in my 6.4L Challenger M6, She’s way slower than a Demon, and apparently this battery powered p1000,....k, are we supposed to be banging our heads against something in discontent? Is this a millennial thing? Not judging, just curious.
The car is in its most basic form really hasn't changed much in the last 100 years same thing with flight if you think about it. Yes todays car is way more advanced then a car was in 1905, but in general we are still working off something with 4 wheels and an internal combustion engine. Do I think we will be riding around in a flying delorean, no. But I do think at some point probably in the next 20-30 years we will see some sweeping changes and probably in the next 50 years we will be probably be riding around in something that is radically different. Automated cars are coming, just a matter of when, follow the military closely, they tend to have things first then the civilian market gets it 15-20 years later. The real problem with current cars is the fuel they use, we can debate the amount of oil that is left but the fact remains oil at least at this point is finite resource that we really cant reclaim. So first to go will be the internal combustion engine at least one that is based off of fossil fuels. The only thing that will stop or delay that is if engines can get wildly more efficient then they are now. Which I think vehicles on the average based of tech that's out there can probably should be getting twice what they are now, but that means the auto industry would have to stop taking oil bribes and invest a little in R& D.I’m betting that forecast is wrong on almost all accounts. First newer generations seem to have little interest in performance when it comes to cars. Second they also show little interest in owning things, especially cars so unique performance cars that appeal to very few will not be very profitable to produce. Third the ability for batteries/power cells to be manufactured and more importantly disposed of, will be a massive hurdle. And fourth, our electric grid isn’t even close to being able to handle even a large chunk of the country recharging electric vehicles. Not to mention Musks experiment in fleecing tax payers and investors is gonna pop at some point. Good luck owning one of those Tesla’s when that happens let alone the repair costs of the thing before it does but the warranty expires.
“Performance vehicles” in general will be a diminishing category in general and so will these Tesla’s.
Not saying I disagree but its really not a good gauge to use performance or drag cars for what the whole market might look like or want. The sports car market for the most part is very small, F150 sells more trucks in one month than challenger sells all year. While the performance car market is valuable in its own right, I don't really see it being a driving force behind change or a lack of change. performance cars have died off in the past and came back, and well probably see it again some day. I would venture to say between costs, practicability, and other factors that at some point we may see them gone forever.Am I the only one who watched the video and saw how much quicker and faster the much-cheaper Demon was??? Spot the Tesla driver 4 tenths on the light and yeah you are going to lose! The Demon is capable of much quicker times too than what that driver got...
This is in ABQ at 5300 feet in elevation where the Tesla's advantage is even greater, and here's what happens when they roll out even:
Tesla P100D Ludicrous gets smoked by 900 Horsepower Hellcat (Hellcat ran 10.3) - YouTube
And that only matters if I lose a bet which won't happen because my dad taught me to only bet on sure things in which case you're not betting - you're investing.:grin2:But wait! None of that is going to matter if you happen to get beside a Tesla at a red light and it beats your antiquated V8 to the next red light!
>. >. >.