Muscle car 2013


We all have our weaknesses, one of mine happens to be muscle cars. Which over my fifty year lifetime has always meant oil-powered carbon-spewing road monsters. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and in fact it cannot remain that way, for a bunch of reasons I’m sure you all know well. So it’s good to see people at least trying:

The two-seat, $135,000 SP:01 has a top speed of 155 miles per hour and can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, the same as BMW’s high-performance M5 sedan. Detroit Electric says it will be the world’s fastest pure electric production car. … Its closest competitor, the electric Tesla Model S sedan, goes from zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph.Detroit Electric said the SP:01 can go for an estimated 190 miles between battery charges. A home charging station can fully charge the car in a little more than four hours.

Sadly, I and many others will never be able to afford anything like that. Just buying a decent used car is well out of my reach for now. Decades of wingnuttia have turned sizable swaths of this nation into something resembling a third-world shit-hole, right down to the tiny segment that has made out like bandits while the rest of us suffer. I fear these problems are now so systemic, with enough democrats compromised too, that we will not even begin to solve them in my lifetime, even if the dems regain control of the House.