Can it run with a BMW M5?
Does a bear poop in the woods?
At the Newport Beach Fashion Island event, I wandered around after visiting the Tesla event and ran into three Maseratti's on display. The low end was ~$140,000 with 0-60 in 5.8s, mid range was ~$180,000 with 0-60 in 5.2s and high end was $??? with 0-60 in 4.6s. Rear seat room was minimal at best.
Heck yeah. It just about matches my r8's performance and is tens of thousands cheaper and far more useful. It's a bit over the GTR, but again, far more useful and also attractive,
And the bonus? All of those cars are poison to the environment.
I get the point that the price/performance ratio is excellent(and I wish that I could justify the cost), but the idea of a $90k "steal" is kinda goofy.
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I think the "steal" is what you have to do to pay for it.
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A steal? I voted no. I do think it's well priced relative to the Model S cost overall though, which is a good sign. Tesla wants to be just under the typical buyer's price/value tipping point. Too high and they lose buyers, too low and they're giving up profit. The fact it's at that tipping point for me leads me to think it's well priced.
Now, priorities and incomes vary of course, so my tipping point doesn't match that of others, but based on all the polls for income/age/etc, I seem to be pretty much dead center in the averages so I suspect I'm reasonably near the "typical buyer".
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... I admit I was disappointed that the Model S wasn't in there. Kept thinking of things like "$60000, 5.9s 0-60, seats 4 and looks great. WTF do they want?" ... Oh, apparently they want it to be made by GM.
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