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Old 03-15-2017, 08:33 PM   #36
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It's like watching folks argue about 9mm vs. 45 acp hahahahaha.
I'm glad I have a 3.7 because it's a good balance for me. I had a 5.9L Magnum V8 in my previous vehicle (Dakota R/T) and it was fun but the 9 MPG sucked.

I have access to a 6.2L SS Camaro so if I have the need for speed, I got that covered.

I tell you what.... I have scared the heck out of myself with my V6 Mustang, so I am perfectly happy with the power I have because there will always be that one guy or gall who has something faster than me.... so I don't get caught up in the whole 4 vs 6 vs 8 cylinder engines.

Yes the V8 sounds dang good when done right. Granted it's hard to make a V6 sound good but it has potential if you ask me, it can sound good in its own way. As far as the EB 4 cylinder, I've heard they have some issues and that they may not last that long.... but I don't have solid proof or personal experience so subject to corrections and change.

It's sad you can't get a V6 anymore with the new mustangs. I'm happy with my V6 and glad I got it. The extra 10k they wanted for a GT was not worth it to me.... to be 2 seconds faster? nah I'll pass.... but let me finish by saying, I do have love for the V8s so don't think I'm liking what I got because it's all I have or that I couldn't afford a V8
"Hard to make the V6 sound good" Nah, quite easy. The 3.7 sounds great with the right full exhaust system. What the 3.7 doesn't sound like is it's bigger brother model the V8.

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Sacrilege. Don't give in to the hype. The technology isn't there yet.

Only because of greedy politicians & big oil...
It COULD have been here decades ago...
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Only because of greedy politicians & big oil...
It COULD have been here decades ago...
Its easy to say that, but I disagree. The tech isn't small or light enough and doesn't have enough range. Electric vehicles are only a small part of the energy solution and they aren't even as clean as people would have you believe. Just my .02
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Only because of greedy politicians & big oil...
It COULD have been here decades ago...
Ford has already announced a hybrid Mustang for 2020, so we are already half way there.
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Lithium-ion batteries are going to be a thing of the past...very shortly...and this could extend the range of the Tesla S from 300 miles to over 600. That will make the Tesla and other electric cars A LOT MORE GREEN...IMHO
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Lithium-ion batteries are going to be a thing of the past...very shortly.
What technology is going to replace LI batteries?
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Hopes and dreams.
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Sounds like it is going to be a very long time until this technology is able to be scaled up for anything more than small devices:

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One particularly promising field of application for silicon–air batteries is powering small-scale medical devices such as diabetic pumps and hearing aids, in which tedious charging would be a disadvantage.[5]
The nature of the silicon-air battery also renders it particularly suitable for humid climates such as in tropical regions of Asia or America.
Research is under way to develop silicon-air batteries for everyday applications.[7] Examples include power for consumer electronics such as laptops and phones.
Efforts to develop deployable and scalable systems based on Silicon-Air technology are underway.[10]
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Its close. The higher power Teslas are insanely fast. But there has been a lot of talk of what sort of noisemakers these cars will need to have when they are the majority on the road so pedestrians can hear them coming. My vote is the time machine sound from Back to the Future.
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Sounds like it is going to be a very long time until this technology is able to be scaled up for anything more than small devices:

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One particularly promising field of application for silicon–air batteries is powering small-scale medical devices such as diabetic pumps and hearing aids, in which tedious charging would be a disadvantage.[5]
The nature of the silicon-air battery also renders it particularly suitable for humid climates such as in tropical regions of Asia or America.
Research is under way to develop silicon-air batteries for everyday applications.[7] Examples include power for consumer electronics such as laptops and phones.
Efforts to develop deployable and scalable systems based on Silicon-Air technology are underway.[10]
There are two companies in the Bay Area that are very, very close! A lot closer than you realize.
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3K more expensive, turbo lag, and it sounds like something died in the exhaust.
Oh, and it's not any faster. Nor does it get much better gas mileage in actual not-90-years-old-grandmother-driving.

The Ecoboost is no improvement at all. I'd take the more reliable, more predictable, and less expensive V6 every day. It's a shame Ford is repeating the late 70s all over again. Soon you'll have hybrid Mustangs...
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Soon you'll have hybrid Mustangs...
I am totally fine with that. A lot of the super/hypercars are moving to hybrid systems to improve performance, and they work quite well. As long as it provides a performance advantage and the batteries are easily serviceable, I'm all for it.
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Its close. The higher power Teslas are insanely fast. But there has been a lot of talk of what sort of noisemakers these cars will need to have when they are the majority on the road so pedestrians can hear them coming. My vote is the time machine sound from Back to the Future.
just like back in the day when you could order a horn with 100 different sounds from JC Whitney. I'm thinking horse hooves.....

It would be even more fun than re-programing your buddies phone to a "It's Raining Men" ringtone
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Technology could make the world amazing if people weren't so stupid & greedy...
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Technology could make the world amazing if people weren't so stupid & greedy...
Stupid will not stop technology. If there's a profit to be made, technology will move forward. Greedy comes from profit; always more to be made.
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Stupid will not stop technology. If there's a profit to be made, technology will move forward. Greedy comes from profit; always more to be made.
This.

And until they bring the price point down on this technology so it appeals to the masses, the profit margin will suffer. Just this past weekend I read an article about Tesla cancelling production of their most affordable model. This is due to low sales that they blame on a lack of infrastructure.
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