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We spotted one of these on the road last Wednesday.

Looked better in real life than the pics in the article.

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Really good looking... Not sure about the rest though...
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Looks nice , probably no good in the snow.
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Max range of 35 miles????
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35 miles A typo surely!
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Max range of 35 miles????

That is the correct number. 35km is what you get when powered on battery only.
But in addition to the battey powered 131 Hp el-motor there is a 231 Hp engine.
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Re: i-8 Spotted on highway in central Ohio last week...

I've seen several I-8's over the past few years and it really is a great looking car but at that price point I'd rather have the new Acura NSX or top of the line corvette.
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I've seen several I-8's over the past few years and it really is a great looking car but at that price point I'd rather have the new Acura NSX or top of the line corvette.

Or a gently used 911...
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Re: i-8 Spotted on highway in central Ohio last week...

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I've seen several I-8's over the past few years and it really is a great looking car but at that price point I'd rather have the new Acura NSX or top of the line corvette.
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Re: i-8 Spotted on highway in central Ohio last week...

That Audi R8 is pretty sweet in that general price area too. Doesn't look like I'll be driving any of those any time soon.
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Re: i-8 Spotted on highway in central Ohio last week...

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That Audi R8 is pretty sweet in that general price area too. Doesn't look like I'll be driving any of those any time soon.

You're not alone, I won't be driving any of those cars either but my ZX14R can probably smoke all of them at least from 0-60
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Re: i-8 Spotted on highway in central Ohio last week...

Bikes and cars each have their power band but Audi states the top speed of the regular version of the R8 at 199. There's an upgrade too.
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Bikes and cars each have their power band but Audi states the top speed of the regular version of the R8 at 199. There's an upgrade too.

True but the ZX14R can do 186 mph straight from the factory and with aftermarket accessories/modifications can clear 200 mph all at a cost less than 20K for the bike and mods. While the R8 is well north of six figures but an awesome looking car that unfortunately I'll never be able to afford :-(
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Re: i-8 Spotted on highway in central Ohio last week...

Base C7 is the performance bargain for cars 50-60k
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Base C7 is the performance bargain for cars 50-60k

I agree completely, a Corvette is by far the best bang for the buck when it comes to sports cars. There's a dealer in my area that routinely sell base C7's for as little as 48k. I almost bought one but decided it made more sense to pay my mortgage off than buy a vette.
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Really good looking... Not sure about the rest though...
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