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Land Rover copying the Tesla/Spacex family relationship

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by LakeForest, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. LakeForest

    LakeForest Member

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    It appears Land Rover has become a little jealous of Tesla's and SpaceX's shared family image and created a partnership with Virgin Galactic. Sort of crazy that Elon is working on these two awesome projects and that Land Rover is working to keep up. Go Tesla!

    Here is the link for the video announcing the partnership. Pretty cool video.
    Land Rover and Virgin Galactic, the dawn of a new partnership - YouTube
     
  2. artsci

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    The video is cool but it's mostly hype. It's the difference between Craig Virgin and Elon Musk. Virgin is a hype artist. Virgin Galatic has been suborbital. SpaceX is the real deal.
     
  3. Doug_G

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    Most people don't realize there's a factor of 20X more energy to do an orbital flight versus a suborbital flight. That means 20X more propulsion and 20X more heat on reentry. The Virgin method is not scalable; it fundamentally can't be scaled up to orbital operations.
     
  4. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Who's Craig Virgin? You mean Richard Branson, right?

    Yup, yet another effort to make a now-mundane car / car company look "cool". Does sound like some ad agency was "inspired" by Elon's two companies.
     
  5. StapleGun

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    Looks like they were inspired by this Tesla commercial posted by college students a few months ago as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKbRAazkiWc
     

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