The Saturn moon rocket, at full chat, produced about 3% of the entire world’s power. Yup, every coal power stations, nuclear power plant, hydro dams, every car engine, every jet on every plane, all added up, that’s numbers in the teraWatts. And one machine made 3% of that (admittedly, only for two and a half minutes).
The engines used 5000 litres of fuel each second.
Anyway, this being the 21st Century, here’s this:
What? Me? The smelly dread-locked tree-hugging hippy posting about a car? Especially one that does 0-100 in 4 seconds, top speed of “I’m sorry Sir, you’re not allowed to do that”, and looks just slinky, like the sexiest Jag that they never got around to building.
Yeah, its electric, lithium batteries, 400 kms range, $1 of electricity will fill the tank. When I have my mid-life crisis, I’m going to get one. Luckily, they’ll be available in 2008.
(Also, it doesn’t have brakes. Slows down solely by using the motors in reverse.)