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1.0 Tesla 1/4 mile video

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  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    A 1.0 Tesla running 14.5 in the quarter. Not too bad, but it was doing braket racing so it probably had to hold back. Got disqualified for being too fast.
    [youtube]af1MF9OZSg0[/youtube]

    Tango vs. Tesla
    [youtube]QwiS4t8TMlI[/youtube]

    Looks like it's Jorg's car (it's his channel).
     
  2. TEG

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    Both the Tango and the Tesla could be his.

    How many people actually have both right now? (!)
     
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    I would assume just Jorg and George Clooney. How many Tangos have shipped to customers? I was under the impression it was still single digits.
     
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    Yeah, I think you are right, Graham.
    I heard a rumor that George may have gotten rid of his Tango, so it might only be Jorg at the moment.
    I think the Google founders have had both on order, but I don't know if they got their Tangos yet.
    The only thing is I think Jorg's Tango is dark blue and those track videos make it look like a light blue one. So it might not have been Jorg's tango after all. Actually I will email him and ask...
     
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    Oh? I think I missed that rumor about Clooney's Tango. His was black, I think, so definitely not the one in the video :smile: I wonder who he sold it to?
     
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    Clooney is always pictured next to a black Tango but this one is apparently his.
    rwoodbury_tango.jpg
    EV WORLD: A Tango Tale
     
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    Well the rumor I had heard could be explained by him "giving it back" for a while to get upgraded.

    Also I think he was good about loaning it out for them to do photo ops and events.




    Given how long they have been in business they sure don't have many on the road yet.
     
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    George is sort of a secret car collector. He is known in Hollywood for his Ferraris and his Tesla and Tango but not known like Leno or Seinfeld with famous warehouses of cars.
     
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    #9 domenick, Dec 4, 2008
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    I see y'all found this video too. Got to wake up early in the morning around here.

    Btw, don't know about the founders but this other Google guy got one. Special delivery.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs9FjfSv6Ss
    For a month, anyway.

    (I really wish I could figure out how to see the embedded videos here.)
     
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    Jorg got back to me. It was his Tesla, but he borrowed a different Tango for the event because he didn't have a trailer to bring his Tango and the track was too far away to be practical to drive it. (Would have to recharge along the way).

    So, FYI, there is a light blue Tango in the Berkeley area...
     
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    #11 TEG, Dec 4, 2008
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    Yeah we linked that video before... It was Jorg's Tango in the video.


     
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    So between Jorg and George and this one (and Rick Woodbury's own) we know there are at least 4 Tangos in the world today...
     
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    From Autoblog Green (and Jorg himself):
    VIDEO: Tesla versus Tango on the drag strip - AutoblogGreen
     
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    And that with DT1.0 I think. Once he gets the DT1.5 upgrade he may want to head back again!
     

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