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  • Wrightspeed X1

    3 12.50%
  • AC Propulsion's tzero

    0 0%
  • Tesla Roadster

    18 75.00%
  • Venturi Fétish

    3 12.50%
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Thread: X1 vs. Tzero vs. Tesla vs. Venturi

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    X1 vs. Tzero vs. Tesla vs. Venturi

    This comparison is between 4 electric cars. The first is the Wrightspeed X1, based off the Atom, this car will sadly never be put into production. Second is the AC Propulsion's tzero. Several parts of this vehicled made it into both the Wrightspeed and the Tesla Roadster. Third is the Tesla Roadster. This car is the most readily available to the public due to its realitivly low cost, and its larger production. Last but not least we have the Venturi Fétish. This car is on the Forbes 10 most expensive cars of 2006, coming just behind the CCR. Well, which is best?

    Wrightspeed X1
    Power = 236 hp
    Torque = 182 ft lbs @ 0-6000 rpm, (13,300 rev limit)
    Weight = 1,536 lbs
    0-60 = 3.07
    0-100 = 6.87
    ¼ = 11.5 sec
    Top speed = 112 mph (electrically limited)
    Range = Over 100 miles
    Recharge time = N/A
    Price = N/A
    Number produced = 0 (Sadly)


    AC Propulsion's tzero (2003)
    Power = 220 hp (200 reliably produced)
    Torque = 0-13,000
    Weight = 1,587 lbs
    0-60 = 3.7 seconds
    0-100 = N/A
    ¼ = 13.24 (2292 lbs version)
    Top speed = 140 mph
    Range = 300 miles
    Recharge time = 1 hour 0-95%
    Price = $220,000
    Number produced = 3

    Tesla Roadster
    Power = 248 hp (3 phase, 4-pole electric motor)
    Torque = N/A
    Weight = 2,500 lbs
    0-60 = about 4 seconds
    0-100 = N/A
    ¼ mile = N/A
    Top speed = 130 mph
    Range = 250 miles
    Recharge time = 3.5 hours
    Price = $92,000 (base price)
    Number produced = Currently in production (Get Yours Now)

    Venturi Fétish
    Power = 330 hp (approximately)
    Torque = 220 Nm. constant 0-14,000 RPM
    Weight = 2,245 pounds
    0-60 = 4.5 seconds
    0-100 = N/A
    ¼ mile = N/A
    Top speed = 105 mph (115 reported but not confirmed)
    Range = 200 miles
    Recharge time = 3.5 hours (80amps), 16.5 hours (16 amp)
    Price = $600,000 (460,000 seen, as well as 660,000)
    Number Produced = 25
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    Last edited by Sledgehammer; 02-12-2007 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Putting in correct spec's

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    Where did you hear that the X1 won't be reaching production?

    If I had to pick one of the four and stick with it, it would have to be the Tesla. The X1 would be a great toy, but with the Tesla you could actually get away with using it as an only car, daily driver, etc. Plus it's still totally awesome.
    Last edited by Egg Nog; 02-17-2007 at 02:25 PM.

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    I very much agree with Egg Nog, kudos to Tesla for getting the price down to "acceptable" levels as well. Still keeping up with the others in terms of performance and range.
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    The Tesla takes it, better price, a 250bhp eletric Elise, what more could you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruim20 View Post
    a 250bhp eletric Elise, what more could you want?
    I was thinking that too the first time I saw that car
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    Definitely the Tesla. Visually the best, actual possibility of people owning it, good range, good horsepower, very light. There's a reason this one is actually being produced :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo View Post
    I was thinking that too the first time I saw that car
    well, it is actually an elise chassis. so yeah.

    tesla for me too. not so crazy lookin as the elise, but same performance with no emissions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcpokey View Post
    well, it is actually an elise chassis. so yeah.

    tesla for me too. not so crazy lookin as the elise, but same performance with no emissions.
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    Venturi Fetish for baller status.

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    I want an option in the poll which says "I need a petrol engine under my bonnet".

    When we run out of petrol I'll be happy runing a hydrogen burning engine. I'm sorry I just don't find electric motors exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I want an option in the poll which says "I need a petrol engine under my bonnet".

    When we run out of petrol I'll be happy runing a hydrogen burning engine. I'm sorry I just don't find electric motors exciting.
    They aren't, but given these options, which do you find the least dull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tiv View Post
    They aren't, but given these options, which do you find the least dull.
    I'm undecided between the Tesla and the Wrightspeed. Probably the Tesla since it's the most down to earth one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I'm undecided between the Tesla and the Wrightspeed. Probably the Tesla since it's the most down to earth one.
    That was my logic. The torque doesn't hurt either, but they all have that going for them.
    Last edited by Mr.Tiv; 02-12-2007 at 04:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Nog View Post
    Where did you hear that the X1 won't be reaching production?
    The X1 was built as a prototype and concept car, the main reason Wrightspeed produced this is for a stepping stone into their production car.

    "The X1 prototype is just the beginning...the X1 production car will be better… much better."
    -Wrightspeed Inc.

    I for one cant wait. Anyone have any guesses on the chassis they will use?
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    The weight of the Tesla must be wrong. Maybe that's the weight without the batteries and the electric motor. It weighs about 1100 kg IIRC

    EDIT: The weight is 1140 kg according to wikipedia. The 990 lbs figure posted is apparently the weight of the battery alone

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster

    BTW, I'd vote for the Fetish because it's the best one in terms of performance, image, beauty etc. I can't afford any of them, so I might as well vote for the best one
    Last edited by lightweight; 02-12-2007 at 07:48 PM. Reason: providing more specific information
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