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    Car related: ‘how much would you be prepared to pay, on top of the car showroom price of 35k, for a vehicle option that uses discarded energy to provide up to 2 seconds improvement on 0-60mph time without any additional CO2 emissions?’



    a)Nothing

    b)Up to 1000

    c)1001-2000

    d)2001-2500

    e)2501-3000

    f)3001+
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    Default Re: Answer me a question for my uni project.......

    answer you a question?

    lol
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    Default Re: Answer me a question for my uni project.......

    Life is short but not that short
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    I can't afford a 35k car.

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    A - but I would not buy a 35,000 car as I am not mental.

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    Is this going to be something like the leccy spooled flywheel thnigy in the 911 GT3 R Hybrid racecar?

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    Default Re: Answer me a question for my uni project.......

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    What practical use do I have for a 0-60 time which is 2 seconds quicker? Or am I buying a car for track use only? Am I young and single therefore this will impress my mate/get me a girlfriend? Am I middle aged and married where such a feature would satisfy the feeling that something is not right in my life? Am I coming up to retirement and think "one last blast old thing"? I feel that unless I can become at one with the purchasers motivation I cannot really answer that question.
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    Default Re: Answer me a question for my uni project.......

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    0 - 60 time is totally academic in real use.
    And on a 35k car would be quick enough anyway.
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    Kind of depends how fast it is to start with. The difference between 5 and 7 seconds 0-60 is much more significant than 12 and 14.

    Say it was 10 to begin with, I'd say f).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermostat9 View Post
    A - but I would not buy a 35,000 car as I am not mental.
    What he said. Acceleration means nothing to me in a jamjar, I get around 60mpg from my diesel Note by being light on the pedal.

    As for emissions - m'eh, I'm old.

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    A.

    I see a pattern forming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Kind of depends how fast it is to start with. The difference between 5 and 7 seconds 0-60 is much more significant than 12 and 14.

    Say it was 10 to begin with, I'd say f).
    Thanks for a sensible reply.


    The question is actually deliberately misleading. The system will actually provide peak torque from just above idle, its just difficult to explain the benefits of that to everybody (people with less mechanical knowledge for example).
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