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Alfa-Romeo 4C Spyder
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More deets on the Alpina: it's a 2022 B7 in the dark blue. Have not seen it in person yet and have yet to get the purchase story (I'm sure there's a purchase story.)

I also want to find out what happened to his 2015 MB SL 550 convertible. It probably has 20k miles on it and I'd make a play for it if he still has it and is selling it.
 

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Did another road trip in the EV this week. It was pretty bad - definitely not taking this car this way again. About 400 miles each way which required two stops - around 70 min total. If we had our friend’s Lucid it would have been a 5-10 min stop. So just like getting gas.

Even one 30 min stop would have been fine because we can grab a bite, stretch our legs, etc but turning an already bad 7 hour trip into an 8 hour trip is torture for the kids.

It’s also a nice reminder that we hate long road trips lol. We can survive the frequent 3+ hour trips to and from Tahoe but never doing a multi day driving trip.
 

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I’m interested in the concept of the Alpina as a more exclusive, better looking, more luxurious high-series BMW. If in fact it does deliver on that promise. It certainly used to, but i haven’t driven an Alpina since the mid-2000’s and don’t really know anymore
With BMW buying Alpina and moving production in-house next year, it will be interesting to see how it shakes out in the production cars going forward.
 

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With BMW buying Alpina and moving production in-house next year, it will be interesting to see how it shakes out in the production cars going forward.
I think we can safely assume they will make them much uglier.
 

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Man those wheels stick off a crazy amount to each side.
FYI, here's what it looks like with a straight shot lined up with the car and my largest bike:
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Sticks out past the hips of the car but not wider than the mirrors.

From like 10' in front of the car you don't even see the bike:
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Biggest knock on electric cars is the insane weight.
For 99% of uses, the weight is not much of an issue. Also, they could be made lighter, but Americans insist on gigantic cars.
 

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For 99% of uses, the weight is not much of an issue. Also, they could be made lighter, but Americans insist on gigantic cars.
For me it's not about the use, it's about the wear and tear of tires and roads that the weight is adding.

I do agree though that most Americans need to stop driving giant trucks and SUV's. Where I live in Houston, it's not quite as bad since I live near downtown but my gf lives in the outer suburbs. Everyone drives a giant truck or SUV. I went grocery shopping with her near her house, and we were in my Mini. I was surrounded by a bunch of full size pickups and full size 3 row SUV's.
 

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For 99% of uses, the weight is not much of an issue. Also, they could be made lighter, but Americans insist on gigantic cars.

Wear on the roads I believe depends on axle weight to the FOURTH power.

I think even on the smaller EVs, the effect on tires and roads is pretty significant. A 3600lb car has double the impact of a 3000lb car.

Maybe that's a fair tradeoff, but the effect is real.
 

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It’s a fair set of points to explain a certain trend, but then it paints that trend as a “loss” for the US, which i don’t necessarily agree with. I would be totally fine with “getting my asz kicked at (the adoption of) EV’s” if the reason for this is because I won’t buy an EV until they start to meet a set of lofty standards.


Note that this doesn’t mean I agree with all US consumer standards for buying an EV. Great range and better driving experience, yes. as big and heavy as possible, no.
 

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