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    The new Tesla is one of the hottest new cars I've seen in a while--and it's electric.
    That's what the Panamera should have looked like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    The new Tesla is one of the hottest new cars I've seen in a while--and it's electric.
    That's what the Panamera should have looked like.
    I did sound for the launch of this in Washington DC, it is stunning in person, quite possibly the most attractive 4 door I have seen in the flesh.

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    I'd rock the wheels off a Panamera. Two doors are for children. .

    Although, I could make an exception for a 911 Turbo AWD.
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    I use all four doors, every day usually. I'd miss the four doors and it means I can run sport buckets and not have a PITA getting stuff in and out of the backseat
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Meh, try as I might, I just can't manage to get my one self through more than one door.

    If the second seat in my car had a quick release, I'd leave it out 99% of the time.
    I told my wife I was going to buy a corvette and take the passenger seat out....she was not amused. But hey, the golf clubs have to go someplace.

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    The C6, yes...the C5, maybe. The C4 and earlier, nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
    I did sound for the launch of this in Washington DC, it is stunning in person, quite possibly the most attractive 4 door I have seen in the flesh.
    Do you think they will really be able to meet the $50k price point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    The C6, yes...the C5, maybe. The C4 and earlier, nope.
    I drove a C4 and then a C5 for maybe six years as my daily commuter. It was fun but also a problem at the same time - commuting in DC rush hour with a standard transmission, getting stuck in snow, and not able to take more than one person at a time. Another advantage is everyone loved me and when I wanted to change lanes and had a signal one, people made an effort to give me a lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Is that what they're claiming? Yikes, that'll be tough. Either they're counting on volume, volume, volume, or they're really got the drivetrain down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla's site
    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS
    PRODUCTION BEGINS 2012
    $5,000 REFUNDABLE RESERVATION
    BASE PRICE: $49,000*

    *Price includes $7,500 US Federal tax credit
    That's what they say. Half the price of the roadster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    I'd rock the wheels off a Panamera. Two doors are for children. .

    Although, I could make an exception for a 911 Turbo AWD.
    The Panamera looks like a humpback whale ...
    Now the Aston Martin Rapide is the right sauce ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    The Panamera looks like a humpback whale ...
    Now the Aston Martin Rapide is the right sauce ...
    Hamster got it right when he said the Rapide looks like a ballet dancer, the Quattroporte looks like a hit-man, and the Panamera looks like a bloke who has been laying on the bottom of a lake for two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Hamster got it right when he said the Rapide looks like a ballet dancer, the Quattroporte looks like a hit-man, and the Panamera looks like a bloke who has been laying on the bottom of a lake for two weeks.
    Have to love those 3 and their way with words.

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    Walked past a Bentely Continental GT last night. Had to stop and take a second look and then it made me keep looking back longingly as I walked away. Beautifully masculine coupe. Cannot find a pic on the web do really do it justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Do you think they will really be able to meet the $50k price point?
    Actually I think that they will, it's not really that complicated a car, the biggest hurdle is the quick change battery pack system. The dash was all touch screen, and you can arrange the controls however suits you, I thought initially that that part would be way to expensive, but it's not really that much different than a big cell screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
    Actually I think that they will, it's not really that complicated a car, the biggest hurdle is the quick change battery pack system. The dash was all touch screen, and you can arrange the controls however suits you, I thought initially that that part would be way to expensive, but it's not really that much different than a big cell screen.
    You would not believe what they charge for that kind of dash in the aircraft industry.
    A full touchscreen panel can run well into 6 figures itself.
    I never understood why either. 3 iPads have more tech and processing power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    You would not believe what they charge for that kind of dash in the aircraft industry.
    A full touchscreen panel can run well into 6 figures itself.
    I never understood why either. 3 iPads have more tech and processing power.
    If your three iPads crash, you lose the copy of Microserfs you were reading, the porn you were viewing and a game of Words with Friends.

    If the soft touch screen on your Citation fails, you stand to lose much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If your three iPads crash, you lose the copy of Microserfs you were reading, the porn you were viewing and a game of Words with Friends.

    If the soft touch screen on your Citation fails, you stand to lose much more.

    Just sayin.
    There's a requirement to have back up instruments to at least get you down safely in the event of a crash. Those instruments are all analog.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    You would not believe what they charge for that kind of dash in the aircraft industry.
    A full touchscreen panel can run well into 6 figures itself.
    I never understood why either. 3 iPads have more tech and processing power.
    I have no problem believing that, if the screen in your car fails, you may get a speeding ticket, if the screen in your plane fails, you may fly into a mountain

    It was a really cool gig, they had a roadster and a tesla powered smart car there and were giving rides to the assembled masses. Once they introduced the sedan they gave rides in that too. Pretty weird seeing cars circulating in the National Building Museum.

    They are eerily quiet. As you can see they had rope and stanchion all the way around the track, with crosswalks and crossing guards to get in and out of the center where the bars & grub was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vstudio View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by vstudio View Post
    Went out with the boys for some dinner

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    You did it backwards. You are supposed to go to In&Out after Chinese, right.

    Nice fleet.

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    I prefer Goldfield's taste in paint.
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