Hi guys, Just watching another lame episode of TopGear...the show is so stupid now.. I don't think they even review cars anymore, they just perform rediculous stunts to keep the braindead public's attention span for more than 5 minutes. Clarkson is a total sellout and is smart enough to know that the show has become a total farce but he is happy to continue cashing his cheques clearly. He is so old and his teeth so freaking bad...I just wish he would move on and go do something else, but I guess this stupid show is all he has. His hate of electric cars is clear and I'll never forget the Roadster episode where they faked the Tesla running out of power. Tonight they were testing some God-awful Mercedes supercar costing half a million pounds...I just wish Tesla or somebody would make an EV that just absolutely smoked ALL of these stupid gas guzzlers around their little TopGear test track. Their current #1 lap is the McLaren MP4-12C with a time of 1 min 16 secs for a price of $230,000 USD. I'm not including the Ariel Atom because it isn't a real production car with a roof on it. So what do you guys think...could Tesla (or anyone) make an EV that beats this McLaren with a 0-60 time of 3.2 secs, 592 horsepower, and weight of 2950 lbs around the TopGear track? I just feel like if an EV could do this it would settle the debate once and for all, so all those clown EV haters (like Clarkson) would have to pay hommage and accept the fact that the EV simply cannot be beaten in the performance market...once people see this at the high end they will demand it trickle down to the masses. I would think with electric all wheel drive there should be some real benefits in terms of response time in traction control for an EV over a typical gas guzzler...the EV should be able to take power straight from the battery and put it into the wheels at the speed of electricity, sensing any wheel slip immediately and reacting so much faster than an ICE ever could...this might translate into better grip, less over/under steer, and into a faster track time if the power is there and the weight not too high. Doing all this for a price less than the McLaren's $230,000 USD might be a challenge though. As I think the car should still have at least a 300 mile range (during regular driving of course!) An easier target might be the fastest production car in the world right now...the Bugatti Veyron at 0-60mph in 2.3 secs, but at a whopping price of $1.25 million! I bet Tesla could make a Bugatti beater in terms of 0-60mph (maybe even 0-100mph) for about a fifth of the price! I think it would be some great marketing for Tesla if their next supercar/roadster can either take the TopGear title or beat the Veyron at a fraction of the price. Kids could then take down their McLaren posters and become bored (like I am now) with ALL gas powered cars, knowing that if it ain't electric it ain't gonna be the fastest so why do the ICE companies even bother. I brought this up on the TeslaMotors forum before but people thought it wasn't important for Tesla to be a world beater in this way...however I think it would do a lot for Tesla's brand to be well known by all the petrol-heads as a clear #1...I mean look at all the car mags next time you pass the news stand...its almost always some exotic car (Lambo, Porsche, or Ferrari) on the cover...clearly ultra performance sells...if Tesla could beat all others, bar none, it would cement the fact that EV's are going to dominate from this point on and that the ICE is finally dead in terms of the performance automobile. What do you guys think? Can it be done?