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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commuter_Cars_Tango

    At first I thought all the pictures were messed up and shrunk horizontally, but this is indeed what it looks like.


    It may look like a pregnant rollerskate, but I'd still take one. It's all electric, seats two and goes 0-60 in 4 sec. Its freakin narrower than a honda goldwing and is short enough to park perpindicular to the curb. Oh, and just for kicks they threw in leather interior, a 400 watt sound system and a 5 point harness. Gonna have to add this to my things to buy once I win the lottery (its only $85,000)
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    doesnt look like it would be too great in the ole curves though does it?

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      I guess side-impact air bags are just out of the question.
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        It'd be a hoot to be blindsided by a cell phone blabbering soccer mom in an Escalade while driving that thing.
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          Re: Coolest Car of All Time

          Originally posted by freekyE
          doesnt look like it would be too great in the ole curves though does it?
          I actually read it handles very well do to the fact it has most of its weight (batteries) in the very bottom of the vehicle.
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            Re: Coolest Car of All Time

            Originally posted by Bodofooko
            I actually read it handles very well do to the fact it has most of its weight (batteries) in the very bottom of the vehicle.
            It's a WEEBLE!
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              I'm surprised about those specifications it lists... it weighs over 3000lbs and does 0-60 in 4 seconds, top speed 150mph, 1/4 in 12 secs flat at 120mph. That is damned fast for 3000lbs(not unheard of, but definately fast), definately better performance than any other elictric car I've seen. Better than any publicly available hybrid... hmmm... and the third model is supposed to be available in 2009 for $19K?

              I'm really impressed with this thing. http://www.commutercars.com/

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                Pretty ugly... impressive specs though
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                • #9
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                  There's no way you could take that thing around a turn at high speed. It's got the profile of a motorcyle except you can' t lean it.


                  Does it come with optional training wheels?

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                    Re: Coolest Car of All Time

                    here's how: Of the 3000lb weight, what percentage do you think is below the axel line? basically it's just sheet-metal, a seat, driver, roll-cage, and accessories above the floorboards... it really IS a weeble!!

                    http://www.commutercars.com/theater.html


                    holy crap.. so THAT's how it accellerates so quickly:

                    Motors: 2 Advanced DC FB1-4001 9" motors, one driving each rear wheel with over 1,000 ft-lb of combined torque at low rpms. 8,000 rpm redline.

                    As a reference point, a Dodge Viper has a V10 that has about 500ft-lb of peak torque. What's cool about electric motors is that the torque isn't dependant on RPM... at 0 RPM they have full torque available.

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                      Re: Coolest Car of All Time

                      Only 85,000 lol
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                      • #12
                        Re: Coolest Car of All Time

                        Originally posted by WhiskeySix
                        As a reference point, a Dodge Viper has a V10 that has about 500ft-lb of peak torque. What's cool about electric motors is that the torque isn't dependant on RPM... at 0 RPM they have full torque available.
                        Ah, you must be a fellow engineer. :)

                        They do have max torque at low RPM if they don't cook the driver first!

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                          0-60 in 4 seconds?

                          Good thing they make 125' extension cords. ;) Cause I'm sure it'll drain the batteries in that time. Which is a good thing they put a second seat in. Now you have a place to store all your extension cords for those exhausting trips to the corner store. :)

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                            Re: Coolest Car of All Time

                            Originally posted by ChIck3nL3gz
                            0-60 in 4 seconds?

                            Good thing they make 125' extension cords. ;) Cause I'm sure it'll drain the batteries in that time. Which is a good thing they put a second seat in. Now you have a place to store all your extension cords for those exhausting trips to the corner store. :)

                            "The plug thing. Its not plugged!!"
                            Heh heh... The second seat is there because two pairs of feet are better than 1 when you fall back on Flintstone power.
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