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Old 06-19-2008, 07:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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HERE ARE PHOTOS!









I got to see it drive when it was moved into the main room from the lobby. Tires are squeeky on brick and dead silent on carpet!

I also got to talk some more to the Tesla Rep. Nice guy. Younger.

In the front of the car, it has sort of a big air scoop. This makes air flow into the huge radiator and then out through the giant slits in the hood. That radiator runs the coolant for the power electronics, batteries, and air conditioning.

If you peek through in the bottom back, there really isn't much to see. You can tell where the motor must be, and that's about it.

Ah yes, did I mention I got to sit in it? Too bad I couldn't take it for a spin!


PS: Notice how you can park an electric car on carpet, with electric lights under it, and not need a drip pan to catch petroleum.

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Old 06-19-2008, 07:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ben, you're either a giant or that car is tiny. Knelt next to it you are taller than the car !!!
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The car looks much bigger when I am inside it rather than next to it. You almost sit on the ground in that thing. I am six feet tall. It is a LOW car.

Of course I am ruining all the pictures! If you just wanted a photo of just the car, you can go to their web site!
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That is not the Same Mule that was at SEMA. It was in the Bridgestone booth only thing open was the "gas" door.

If I'm not mistaken the production motor is Liquid cooled, and will have a single gear.

All Lotus vehicles have a full Flat under tray. Normal power is 1zz Toyota. A friend in town has one, one HELL of a ride.

Very cool to see the production version.

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Old 06-19-2008, 09:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Here is video!

I apologize in advance for it being so bad, but I only had one quick moment, just enough to grab a computer with a web cam on it.

It is bizarre how much louder my voice is than the car driving. No the camera was not right next to my mouth.

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Wow.... $100+K?

Yeah, I'm not going to make that kind of change on my salary any time soon. Awesome vid and adds another definition to "street stealth".
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Yea, I've wanted one of these things before they even had a working prototype made. At the time, their goal for top speed and millage seemed skeptical to many, but, in the end they managed to do it. It's not only a great car PERIOD, it's also a great looking car. It looks to be about the size of a Lotus Elise or Mazda Miata, would you say that's about accurate Bennelson?

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