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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas Texas
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EVs as they stand now can never be track cars and consequently they are not real sports cars either. The repeated acceleration/deceleration overheats the batteries and they go into limp mode. Several publications have tried running Teslas at road course and because of this, they run lap times at best like a sport compact car.
When it comes to "sports" cars I don't think the internal combustion engine will completely disappear. Hybrid electric cars similar to the new Acura NSX will become common. Unfortunately, the younger generation are not car crazy like the boomer generation was in the 1960s. Kids today are tech crazy. My 19 year old son wasn't all that interested in learning to drive at 16 but we didn't want to have to drive to and from his part time job. I imagine the average age of subscribers to R&T or C&D is close to retirement age. How many pop or rock songs today are about cars? In my youth there were several which were very popular.
There will always be a small segment of the population that are car people. Those are folks that will buy sports cars, attend car shows and modify their vehicles. There small numbers will make it difficult for the manufactures to produce even sporty cars.
2013 Accord Coupe EX-L San Marino Red
2015 CR-V EX Urban Titanium Metallic
2007 Fit Sport Silver 65,000 miles and going strong.
Previous Honda: 2000 Accord Coupe, 1994 Accord Wagon Red, 1988 Prelude White 5 speed manual, 1981 Accord 4 Door Ivory 5 speed manual
Previous Cars before Honda: 73 Mazda RX2 manual, 63 VW Bug manual, 63 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder manual, 70 Toyota Crown manual, 59 Vauxhall Victor manual (worst car ever produced, a pre Yugo, Yugo)