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Justin Beiber Caught Speeding in his Fisker Karma!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kevincwelch, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Who's Justin Beiber?
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Good question.
     
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    Err, yes you are.
     
  5. vfx

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    Sweet gold for Fisker.
     
  6. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Maybe it evens out...

    -1 for the Justin Beiber purchase....+1 for the Justin Beiber pull-over.
     
  7. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    All I know is he's some guy with a haircut similar to the haircuts of two of my grandsons. Actually, I guess he's some teenage singing idol.
     
  8. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    I just had to mention that every time I see this forum topic I start thinking of a variation of the Jane's Addiction song "Been caught stealing" as "Been caught speeding"...

    Now that I've mentioned it, I hope to either finish the lyric rework or just stop thinking about it. :rolleyes:
     
  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I think it was even a gift to him so he didn't pay for it.
     
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    It was a gift from his manager. He was not just speeding for the sake of it. There is a price to be paid for being famous but sometimes the paparazzi go too far.

     
  11. dsm363

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    Unless they were directly threatening his life and he was calling the police while doing it, he has no excuse. He's driving a limited production car (Karma) then he customizes it further just in case the Karma didn't draw enough attention to him but yet he wants to blend in? I'm not defending the Paparazzi but if he had crashed and hurt someone, it'd be on him.
     
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    Who cares?


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  13. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I routinely pass people at that speed in my A6 (because it's REALLY easy to get going that fast on the freeway), nothing special there.
     
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    Which I always assumed was done for "image" If Justin wanted a flashy car then it would not fit his image to buy for himself it but if it's been "given" to him by someone else he gets a pass.

    Not that I have any idea what the "image" is of a pop kid.
     
  15. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    That could easily have become a Princess Di moment. The security guy with him should be fired if he encouraged this behavior.

    I'm sure that someone is explaining to him that if he keeps this up, he'll be losing his driving license. Reminds me of the Joe Walsh song...

    My Maserati does 185
    Lost my license, now I don't drive
    Have a limo, ride in the back
    I lock the doors in case I'm attacked.
     
  16. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Only a celebrity can get away with it; he was written up for 80 in a 65 zone when he should have had his license suspended for reckless driving given that he was doing 100!

    (... getting off my high horse now ...)
     
  17. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    The Karma also regenerates when you take your foot off the 'gas' (in Hill Mode 1 or Hill Mode 2, which most drivers have on contantly).

    I think Fisker can be happy with owners like Leonardo di Caprio and Ashton Kutcher, but people like Justin Bieber and Tommy Lee will probably do more harm than good to the car's image.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. People reading about the Bieber Karma speeding up to 100 mph, dodging paparazzi and sounding like a rocket ship will attract even more people. People who might not necessarily bling it out with chrome wrap, but at least they will assume the car is more sporty than what they have already read about. In my opinion, you buy a Karma because you enjoy the spotlight.
     
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    His vehicle should get cited for visual pollution. Sun reflections are a traffic hazard coming from that vehicle.
     
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    I doubt that the councilman had a radar gun in his hand. Kudos to the cop for citing him at the speed he actually observed.
     

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