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My Datsun 510 is a work in progress. I was into Datsun's the day after I was born and this was the car literally rode in. So my interest in cars recently came about when I saw our family's old 510 rusting in a field for the past 25 years, until 2009 when I decided to take it on as my restoration project. Thought I'd start this blog about just different stuff that interests me (not just cars but hobbies too). This car is not for sale nor will it ever be for sale. *If your car is featured here against your wishes or you see incorrect information, please contact me at classicdatsuns@gmail.com , and I will make any necessary changes. Have fun viewing. I am not affiliated with any sponsors, company, or body shop. I'm just a dude that likes Datsuns.

Friday, October 8, 2010

JCCS 2010 - Part 4

I have got to get around to uploading all my photos here.  Anyways, here's part 4.































Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tesla - 0 emissions sports car?!?!?!

The electric car use to be a concept however;  presenting Tesla Sport Roadster.  Made entirely of carbon fiber (well almost).  Here's some pics.  About 1300 made thus far throughout the world.  This one is in the 900 series.  Enjoy the pics of a sweet new roadster!




 I would throw a tube sock over that cord so it won't scratch the body.  

If you look closely at the picture above, you will see a small thin black strip in the side vent.  That's the door handle.



 The above pic is a bit of weird angle but I wanted to catch a glimpse of the twin cooling fans under the hood.  





There are not many places where you can just pull up and park a Tesla and charge it.  The car comes with it's own cords and adapters to connect by means of a 4 prong plug.  When reading a charge, the plug housing contains an LED ring around the outlet on the car and will illuminate different colors depending on the charge reading.  The standard plug ins for other hybrid vehicles will not work as this takes a 50 volt charge.  An electrical engineer had to contacted and a setup for this car had to be made.  Not only did they have to change out the breaker, but they also had to find a larger diameter building cable to accommodate.  Here's an excerpt about power output from www.teslamotors.com   : )
"The AC induction motor and single speed gear box create instant torque from 0 rpm. Up to 295 lbs-ft of torque and 288 horsepower are produced as the car smoothly accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds."


These come with a price tag of about $109,000.00 USD.    aahhhh.  Someday.