Thursday, January 06, 2011

why these humans are absolutely doomed...,


Video - Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Sports Car

Because its best trained, best educated minds go to the absurd effort required to engineer and manufacture a one ton machine capable of going 62 mph from zero in just 4 seconds - placing 525 horseholes of power under the command of a single, smug self-transportable 170lb. asshole. All this so said asshole can stop and go quickly - over and over again - in "style" through a series of traffic lights to buy two heads of lettuce in a mall 15 miles from his/her home. This is why your evolutionarily-arrested species is on an inevitable collision course with extinction.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – all located at the rear of the vehicle – that are capable of revving to 12,000rpm. Power for the setup totals 525 horsepower and 649 lb-ft of torque, good enough for a zero-to-62 time of just 4 seconds. For comparison, the gas-powered SLS can hit 62 from a standstill in 3.8 seconds. The car’s electric power will be provided by a set of lithium-ion batteries, located behind the cockpit and down the center tunnel. Made up of 324 lithium-ion polymer cells, the E-Cell’s batteries are capable of a 480 kW max load.

In addition to mechanical changes, the SLS E-Cell also features a number of styling tweaks to improve aerodynamics. The E-Cell’s front apron has been moved forward and features an extendable front splitter that moves downward by as much as 7 centimeters at speeds over 75mph, improving under body air flow. As no exhaust system was needed for the E-Cell, engineers added a new rear diffusor with a steeper angle, increasing the car’s overall downforce.