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    I'm not disputing the instant torque/acceleration benefit, but pure electric is as boring as bat excreta.

    I can accept it in a hybrid form - particularly in a Porsche style performance application, and with the added benefits in stop/start traffic in pure electric mode, but the battery weight and other limitations have zero appeal.

    I also can't stand the pompous gits who think they're saving the world who drive them.. particularly the new age Tesla driver who actually has the money to buy something decent and still chooses mediocrity in some pointless green flag waving exercise. It's a drivers version of a Hollywood tool flying on a private jet to attend a 'tell the rest of the world how to live' conference in some ski resort halfway across the world.

    Damn it I should really grab my morning coffee before logging on here.

    Maybe I'll just keep an eye out on the HSV converted Camaros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post

    Damn it I should really grab my morning coffee before logging on here.
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    I'd be happy with that side profile - feels chunky, a little Mk4 like in profile, or maybe it's just me.

    I'm sure we will be seeing a lot of these renderings in the next year, although I prefer this over the dodgy render I picked up yesterday for the wheel thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    I'm not disputing the instant torque/acceleration benefit, but pure electric is as boring as bat excreta.

    I can accept it in a hybrid form - particularly in a Porsche style performance application, and with the added benefits in stop/start traffic in pure electric mode, but the battery weight and other limitations have zero appeal.

    I also can't stand the pompous gits who think they're saving the world who drive them.. particularly the new age Tesla driver who actually has the money to buy something decent and still chooses mediocrity in some pointless green flag waving exercise. It's a drivers version of a Hollywood tool flying on a private jet to attend a 'tell the rest of the world how to live' conference in some ski resort halfway across the world.

    Damn it I should really grab my morning coffee before logging on here.

    Maybe I'll just keep an eye out on the HSV converted Camaros.
    I feel as though youíre conflating technology with ideology. Donít let smug preachers turn you off a type of engineering. The only drawback for electric cars is really the noise or lack of. When you really get a beast, however it sounds like banshees screaming their way out of hell. Watch this clip from the Nio EP9 interior breaking the Nurburgring record and see if it doesnít grow on you. The acceleration potential, handling and speed is almost disturbing YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk R View Post
    I feel as though youíre conflating technology with ideology. Donít let smug preachers turn you off a type of engineering. The only drawback for electric cars is really the noise or lack of. When you really get a beast, however it sounds like banshees screaming their way out of hell. Watch this clip from the Nio EP9 interior breaking the Nurburgring record and see if it doesnít grow on you. The acceleration potential, handling and speed is almost disturbing YouTube
    I get what you're saying - and yes it is annoying that in some applications, like a one lap wonder, the electric solution is impressive.

    The drawback for electric is more than lack of noise. The weight and range still needs a lot of work, irrespective of what Tesla want to boast about.. and the cost. Now sure, if Governments are stupidly going to subsidise the recharging then eventually by the time I'm dead we might hit the payback period finally - if the batteries lasted that long.

    Clearly hybrid solutions are still going to be the backbone for some time and I'm pretty sure we haven't seen the last of the hydrogen fuel cell technology that VAG has seemingly abandoned for now.

    I won't even get into the ideology.

    For now, I'm glad the next GTI/R will be petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    Long live combustion and carbon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    For now, I'm glad the next GTI/R will be petrol.
    I'm with you on this Dutch. Couldn't give a toss about electric cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
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    I'm with you on this Dutch. Couldn't give a toss about electric cars!
    Just so long as they give you Dynaudio eh kennyc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch77 View Post
    Just so long as they give you Dynaudio eh kennyc?
    How much would having the Dynaudio cranked up reduce the range?
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    The mark 8 will still be built on the mqb platform that the mark7 and 7.5 are so much like the mark 5 to mark 6 which used the same platform so expect handing and ride to be similar to current with upgraded interior with a lot more tech (yum yum) and a slightly changed exterior also more power and a 48 volt electric system so will be a interesting car coming into the change to driverless cars
    I will be holding off till the mark 9 with a whole new platform and engines in 2028ish if my mark 7.5 lasts that long
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