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"Are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?"

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Jello, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Jello

    Jello Member

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    "No, no, no, no, no, this sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need."

    If you know those lines, you probably know what's in my frunk...
     

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  2. dmetcalf

    dmetcalf S258

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    What happens when you hit 88 MPH?
     
  3. Dborn

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    Not familiar with those lines. What is it??
    A cold fusion generator? Like the one Elon will demonstrate on the 20th?
     
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    You're gonna see some serious sh-t.
     
  5. AMPd

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    What's that?
     
  6. swaltner

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    All references to the Back to the Future movie series. That's a "flux capacitor" in the frunk, which powered the DeLorean time machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
     
  7. CapitalistOppressor

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    It's obviously a flux capacitor :)
     
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    I. Love. This.

    Please describe in excruciating detail.....
     
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    :biggrin: Thats great - brilliant idea!
     
  10. Jello

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    Oh, I work at Universal (there are three of four of us here with Teslas) and we have some odd BTTF items around - not screen used or anything, but from some promotional stuff or toys that we've partners with in the past that I've come to acquire.

    My license plate is this:
     

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    Someone pointed me to this link on another forum a while back, to load up on the built-in web browser:

    http://www.gumbas.com/flux2.html

    I want to find the time to sit down and make a version of the time circuits console to put on the front screen.
     
  12. AWDtsla

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    Let's get nerdy: You could easily fit a RTG, which is basically a nuclear powered battery which you can get a few hundred watts of _continuous power for decades_ without refueling. It could mean the Model S never ever needs to be plugged in, as the battery charges at a low rate 24/7 for it's entire lifetime. Also the waste heat would be recycled for winter use, making winter range no longer an issue.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator
     
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    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    You're joking, right?

    Those lines are some of the most memorable in movie history! :wink:
     
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    You/we have just been dated. 28 years ago!
     
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    Sad to think that in 2 years, we should have Mr. Fusion (tm) and be able to do the Hovercraft conversion. At least we are driving on electricity. The masses are still stuck on fossil fuels ;)
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I've already put down a Sig reservation on the Hovercraft retrofit.
     
  17. bob_p

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    What about the invisibility option - like the car in one of the James Bond movies?

    Adding invisibility would minimize the inconvenience of having other drivers and pedestrians staring at the car and taking pictures while we're driving by...
     
  18. Mark Petersen

    Mark Petersen Model S EU P71

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    #18 Mark Petersen, Jun 9, 2013
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    Well Mercedes already have that option
     
  19. Soflason

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    #19 Soflason, Jun 11, 2013
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    That's a pretty cool visual trick with the LED's... making the car invisible, yes indeed - reminds me of that Aston Martin Vanquish (nicknamed the "vanish") in this Bond scene (at about 3 minutes into the video):

     
  20. Zythryn

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    Might result in more fender benders though!
     

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