Stylez wrote:What's wrong with the Camaro being made in Canada?
It takes jobs away from Americans, and it detracts from the economy of the USA, and therefore detracts from our National Security.
Just trying to sort your point out of Made here and Made there either that or you have an issue with Canada which is kinda the way I am perceiving your comments as being somewhat prejudice.
Yes, I am prejudiced in favor of the United States of America. My loyalties are to the United States and I am an American first before anything else. I was born on American soil and I served in the US Navy. If you're a Canadian citizen I can understand that you would want to promote cars Made in Canada, in fact, if you're a Canadian you SHOULD want to do that, but I'm an American and this is an American story, so I think it should be a USA made car.
This G5/Cobalt FWD garbage better stay far away from any KITT I know lmao
well like I said, I'm not a car guy so the drivetrain doesn't matter that much to me, it's still an internal combustion vehicle either way, if you ask me I think KITT would use some kind of fuel cell to power an electric motor, since that is a more energy efficient and more fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly method (NBC Universal is trying to go green right?
). I know Mercedes had an onboard gasoline reformer vehicle at one point, it would take gasoline, chemically extract the hydrogen, and run the hydrogen through a fuel cell to make electricity for an electric motor. Check out this link for US government research on that issue:http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=5574
Apparently, in the past it took several minutes to get the reformer up to the necessary temperature, but now they have reduced it to 12 seconds, although it is experimental. I don't know how long the Mercedes one took. But if I were making a KITT car I wouldn't use internal combustion at all, RWD or FWD, I want maximum acceleration, that means electric motor. Like the Tesla Roadster, it has an electric motor, it goes 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds. That's like the Dodge Viper, but no gasoline is used!!! And the range is 220 miles, maximum speed 125 mph. Plus if KITT were electric/fuel cell, no engine noise, more stealth! http://www.teslamotors.com/performance/perf_specs.php
I read one story where a reporter sat in the passenger seat of the Tesla, and they floored the accelerator, and the reporter asked "how fast were we going? 100?" and the engineer said "no, we barely passed 60, you're just not used to getting there in 4 seconds". Unfortunately, the Tesla is currently being made in Britain, although the company is based in Silicon Valley. They say they will be offering a lower cost vehicle later on that will be made on American soil.