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4:01 pm on Apr 12, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Wish I could buy one what a bad boy this one is.
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Nice, in some respects. Big engine, and a mad machine.

Those stats suggesting it's the fastest to 60mph are manufacturers figures. i guess we'll have to wait until they actually sell one for it to be tested.
I quite like some of the hybrid machines that use far less fuel and achieve spectacular performance.
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Meh
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I knew lawman what your reaction was gonna be I was just waiting :) This was my link bait set especially for you.
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From the time I was in the 4th grade I was really into cars. Used to build model cars from the hobby shop. When the muscle cars stormed onto the scene I was hooked on them. Had subscriptions to several car magazines. Never really had a fast car until 1996 when I bought a turbocharged Talon. Had it 7 years. Then an Acura TLS, then Infiniti G35 Coupe, then BMW 335i, then my GT500. I tuned and raced the BMW for 3 years, and the GT500 for 4 years. Stopped racing 3 years ago and over that time I've become less and less interested in high performance cars. My next car will be just fast enough to pass safely on a two lane road. It's sorta scary bwnbwn that you knew all that and were able to set a link bait especially for me. Maybe I need to start unplugging.
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There's status and stupidity. Status is having a very fine machine that can do wondrous things. Stupidity is thinking that makes a difference on speed posted roadways. (wink wink nudge nudge)
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I find Teslas far more exciting, they're actually different. Stuffing in a big engine and hyping it up is boring. Fun to drive but not original.
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The big engine cars are the easy ways to make something go fast, and this is the perfect example. It's kudos to the manufacturer to end up with stats that suggest it's the fastest, and that's, in part, why they do it. People talk about the brand, and i'm sure they sell more of their product.
Yes, the Tesla is pretty exciting, Swanny007. I saw one take off fast from the lights the other day and I was impressed: It just kept accelerating. Not only that, they come with comfort built in.
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I'm spoiled. Nothing I drive beats what I have. For me it's not just about power & speed, but overall performance... handeling, cornering, responsiveness, etc.
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OK keyplyr and?

lawman I have never had a fast car really never cared for a fast car of for that fact a car at all. I have been a truck man since I could drive. I have really never owned a car my ex has but not me. I knew you were a racer and glad to see ya coming back down to a more patient self :) Usually (not always) fast cars are impatient drivers. I could give a rats a about the car I just wanted to post in foo. I was kinda bored.
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I'm closing in on 67. A man's got to know his limitations.
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OK keyplyr and?
And what? :)


"Music & life are all about style." - Miles Davis

Never liked that body style. I like high-end sports cars, preferring the roaster. Iíve owned Porsches, Triumphs, MGs, Ferraris and currently a custom modified Corvette [apassion4jazz.net]

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keyplyr and I'm spoiled. Nothing I drive beats what I have. Type of car?
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Type of car?
...and currently a custom modified Corvette [apassion4jazz.net]
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My car has 980 ft-lbs of torque, but only 405hp (equivalent)... I'd enjoy seeing how the two stack up! Somebody buy one then meet me for a quick drag race :-)
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Prodigious torque csdude55. Do you know what the curve looks like?
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I looked everywhere and can't find it, lawman :-( I found on another forum where someone said in 2012 that they had never officially released it. The car is a Fisker Karma; an original 2012 model.
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Ah, just looked it up. According to the performance specs on Wikipedia, keyplyr would put the smack down on you. I'm suspecting the weight of the vehicle has a lot to do with that (5300 lbs).
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I've got my vet under 3k (stripped down a lot of BS)
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The weight really is crushing! It makes for a very smooth ride, but it also goes through expensive tires like nothing :-(

I have a friend that's a cop, and we 0-60 raced his Caprice against my Fisker a few years ago. I was able to take him, but just by a nose.

Keyplyr's Corvette might do the trick! I test drove a Z06 before getting mine, and it was a freakin' beast! Really too much HP for me as a daily driver, though... I'd get in trouble with that car! lol But now I've had mine for a few years, and I've been thinking about trading it for a Z51. If I could find one in green, I'd probably be sold.

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Are you able to find battery replacements?
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LMAO, man, just talking about it is going to give me nightmares! Hahaha!

You know that they only made these for a short time; after Hurricane Sandy, Fisker lost the first 200 cars that they had built and they just never recovered. So it's more or less a collector's item now.

Last year, I had it plugged up when a storm came over, and lightning ran in on the charging port. After that, it still drove, but it wouldn't charge and a CEL stayed on the whole time. I'm in NC, and the closest place I could find that could work on it was Philadelphia! Luckily, homeowner's insurance covered the repair, but it ended up being like $10,000!

Fisker was re-booted this year as Karma, and it looks to be very similar to the original, so I'm hoping that major parts will be more readily available if necessary. But if a battery goes out, I don't even want to imagine what the cost would be.

(Note to the OP, sorry to talk so much about a Fisker in a thread about the Dodge Challenger!)
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csdude55 this is foo who gives a poop I find it interesting
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Its a dodge, it will be broke down in your driveway not moving in a matter of years.