RE: Ares to build Tesla Model S Roadster

RE: Ares to build Tesla Model S Roadster

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98elise

13,855 posts

100 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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Mackofthejungle said:
kambites said:
I really like the styling of the Model-S. Can't stand all the gaping vents and slashes most manufacturers cover their cars with these days.
Vents and slashes might not make a pretty car, but neither does 5 meters of un-vented metal. The Tesla's are enormous, featureless blobs.
That's what I like about them. I much prefer the facelift without a grill as well.

RobDickinson

25,153 posts

193 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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I think the S looks sleek far better than most luxobarges.

Designed at a time when one of the main criticisms of EVs was they look outlandish and stupidly futuristic.

Oh the battery pack is certainly structural.

DonkeyApple

32,524 posts

108 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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98elise said:
kambites said:
98elise said:
As the battery is in the floor it seems very dodgy to remove the roof and let the battery take the forces in a crash!
The battery is in the floor but it's not structural. I suppose there's the risk of the floor-pan folding up in a crash and crushing the batteries but if that happens I think the occupants have more to worry about than a battery fire. hehe
I know the battery isn't structural but the roof is. With that gone the floor is going to be very bendy, especially in an impact.
I suspect Ares have absolutely no intention of ever building this. It reeks of a brand promotion marketing exercise.

smilo996

1,476 posts

109 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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The dimensions will be all over the place.
One of the saloons went past yesterday, whilst I was walking on the pavement. How is it possible for them to be noisier than the same sized car with an internal combustion egine?

Telas faltering and likely to die.

RobDickinson

25,153 posts

193 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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smilo996 said:
Telas faltering and likely to die.
Not being able to make cars quick enough is faltering?

Anyhow irrelevant to the thread this is about some 3rd party chopping the roof of a model S.

Which IMO wont work. not the right car to do it with
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selym

6,805 posts

110 months

Thursday 8th November 2018
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RobDickinson said:
smilo996 said:
Telas faltering and likely to die.
Not being able to make cars quick enough is faltering?

Anyhow irrelevant to the thread this is about some 3rd party chopping the roof of a model S.

Which IMO wont work. not the right car to do it with
Surely that is faltering? If you can't provide enough product, potential customers wil go elsewhere.

tsp

32 posts

44 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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simonrockman said:
Good grief, it's not even a decent CAD render, looks like the kind of sketch people who can draw do in the back of their geography books.
If the sketches in your geography book were that quality I would love to see some of them.