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How would a KIA GT 4-door production car be a coupe? Coupes are 2-doors. 4 doors would make it a sedan. BAD editing
Electric cars are a waste... the batteries suck... the Leaf might get 50-miles before needing an 8 hour charge... What idiot would buy a car that you can't drive without this inconvenience… buying an electric car makes as much sense as buying stock in Solyndra or reelecting Obama
Yeah, right. Assuming we are talking about a powerplant that would fit inside a driveable vehicle, all electric cars need to do is start exceeding 300 mph. Several gas powered vehicles have exceeded 300 mph, and of course you have to beat Mickey Thompson's 1959 Bonneville Salt Flats speed of 406 mph. Licensed and street driven vehicles have substantially exceeded 260 mph many times over the course of several years.
But first: While not exactly gas powered, and certainly not practical for street driving: Good old American Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars have 2-valve pushrod engines pushing toward 9000 horsepower, capable of hitting 340 mph in less than 3 blocks.
So, okay volt-peddlers, let's see what you have.
Making snotty remarks about a jaguar always in the shop shows the intelligence level of the wannabe's jealousy towards what the wealthy have.
I am friends with a Pediatrician who is a car nut and collector. He and two other doctors own a former huge Volkswagen Dealership building where they store and work on their 300 car collection of fabulous sport cars. They also have a full time crew that just restores classic collectors car when they buy something that needs restoration. The last two they just finished up were a DeTomaso Pantera and a Lamborghini Countach. These two beauties may only see about 100 miles a year if they are lucky. There are several Ferrari's in that building that haven't been driven for ten years or more. The crew fires them up occasionally, runs them around the parking lot some, and then puts them back after a wash and polish if it needs it.
Five years ago I had my Jaguar XJS stored there, then I sold it to one of their associates. Yet I am able to still go there any time I like, and talk with the crew, the owners, and then look over the cars. I consider it an honor to be so trusted to be privy to their collections, to go for rides sometimes in a very special marque, and have a spot in the garage if and when I buy another collectible. I do not resent what these men have or can afford.
And yes, I have met all of their wives and they are hotties. Wouldn't have expected anything less!