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    Quote Originally Posted by Zer0t View Post
    While I am here because I am a Tesla fan, and becoming more so, I don't know how they can make the claim it's the fastest American sedan. The MB CLS63 AMG does 0-60 in 3.9 and the performance package version does it in 3.8. I believe from what I've read the Tesla performance S is 4.3.
    Fastest American built sedan is what they mean I think. Also, Tesla gives a true 0-60 time while all the car magazines do a 12-18" rollout so that drops it down to around 3.9 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zer0t View Post
    While I am here because I am a Tesla fan, and becoming more so, I don't know how they can make the claim it's the fastest American sedan. The MB CLS63 AMG does 0-60 in 3.9 and the performance package version does it in 3.8. I believe from what I've read the Tesla performance S is 4.3.
    May I suggest reading the article? I think you'll find it interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm363 View Post
    Fastest American built sedan is what they mean I think. Also, Tesla gives a true 0-60 time while all the car magazines do a 12-18" rollout so that drops it down to around 3.9 seconds.
    That's why a number of Model S reviews say they get 4.0 seconds is when they do a rollout with it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grendal View Post
    That's why a number of Model S reviews say they get 4.0 seconds is when they do a rollout with it also.
    In a video accompanying the article they actually say 3.9 seconds...
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    The comments on the MT blog are scary. Can there be that many people who are complete idiots? When I see such an impressive display of stupidity I'm always reminded of H.L. Mencken's quip: No one ever lost any money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Or are these people just frightened by the changes that are coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artsci View Post
    The comments on the MT blog are scary. Can there be that many people who are complete idiots? When I see such an impressive display of stupidity I'm always reminded of H.L. Mencken's quip: No one ever lost any money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Or are these people just frightened by the changes that are coming?
    There's usually a barrage of idiotic comments on any EV story, positive or negative, that appears in the mainstream press. There are a number of us who spend a bunch of time refuting the ridiculously ignorant statements. I don't do it expecting to change the minds of any of the idiots, but I like showing there's another side to anyone who has an open mind.
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    I thought the Cadillac CTS-V sedan was the fastest American sedan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quacker View Post
    I thought the Cadillac CTS-V sedan was the fastest American sedan?
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    2012 Cadillac CTS-V Prices, Specs & Reviews - Motor Trend Magazine

    In our testing the CTS-V is capable of consistent 4.0-second 0-60 mph times no matter the body style and transmission
    World Exclusive! 2012 Tesla Model S Test and Range Verification - Motor Trend

    When we crunched the numbers (with no weather correction because the car doesn't ingest air), the car's 0-60-mph time was 3.9 seconds
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    And it's a huge gas guzzler, 14 city 19 highway. Just what we need for a climate gone mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artsci View Post
    And it's a huge gas guzzler, 14 city 19 highway. Just what we need for a climate gone mad.
    But its an American icon!... Oh wait... so's the Tesla
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