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Scobleizer: (Valley Wag): Elon's P1 vs Corvette!!!

Discussion in 'Video' started by stopcrazypp, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    Videos posted recently on Valley Wag of Elon's P1 vs a Corvette (base model not Z06):
    Valley Wag has the videos embedded on the same page:
    Clips: Elon Musk's Tesla caught on video smoking Scoble and Calacanis
    Via Scobleizer:
    Hanging out with a fast company (emphasis on fast) « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger

    Hope it's not a repost! Apparently it was Scoble who posted the photos of the VIN for the P1 that TEG posted.

    2 Half Hour videos, so pretty long. One from the roadster's view and one from the Corvette's. Couldn't find a way to embed it with vbulletin so just click the link. Funny how Elon had to avoid the question about the torque. 211 lb-ft wouldn't have sounded very impressive so he went with the Newton-meters. He should have just say 100% @ 0 rpm and that's all that matters. Against a 400hp, 3200lb machine it fared well I would say for being locked into 2nd gear (in the video he says it was a 2 speed, but wasn't it locked into 2nd?).

    Apparently Elon used to own a McLaren F1 too.

    Jason Calacanis, founder/CEO of Mahalo, was in the Corvette with Rocky. Calacanis apparent already has a Roadster on order. (Direct link to video in Corvette below)
    QIK | Streaming video right from your phone

    Robert Scoble was in the Tesla with Elon:
    QIK | Streaming video right from your phone
     
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    #3 TEG, Feb 20, 2008
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    Mclaren F1

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    Baby, you can crash my car


    Apparently it was a great investment for him. He said something like "bought it for $1million, sold it for $1.5million".
    How would you like to get paid $500K to drive that car for 7 years!
     
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    #5 vfx, Feb 20, 2008
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    At the Telsa debut party.

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    Back in the X.com/PayPal days:
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    I would really love to know what KB's deal is...
     
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    Interesting snippet that they are tweaking the 30-70mph acceleration to make it even quicker in this range.
     

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