Jarvis was on display at two different Classic Car Shows this weekend. Frunk and trunk wide open, door ajar and sunroof fully exposed. There were approximately 60-70 cars/trucks at each show.
People were really nice, full of questions and excited about the technology of the car. They wondered why other manufactures aren’t building the same kind of thing or using the patents Elon made available.
We were busy talking to people the whole time. It was especially enjoyable. It was nice that we always had a crowd.
Most were quite surprised to hear the 0-60 time of Jarvis and the 0-60 for the P100DL. We heard a few times “This car will beat anything here!”. Off the line anyway.
“Do you work for Tesla?” I do not. “Then why do you do this?” Grin
“Is this a Maserati?”
Multiple people – “Love the shape. It’s really nice.” Thank you, my wife thinks so too.
And of course: “Look at the size of that thing. It’s HUGE!” Yep, it’s 17”. “Can I touch it?” No, my wife gets jealous.
“Aerodynamic, WOW. Everything is clean and no crevices. Really nice.” That’s a new one for the interior.
“The floor doesn’t have a tunnel.” Would that be for a Great Escape?
“No cup holders? I wouldn’t want people drinking in the back anyway.”
“Do you have autopilot? Aren’t you afraid of it?” Only when my hands aren’t holding it. You have to be responsible you know.
“So you don’t use your brakes much because of regenerative breaking? They shouldn’t allow that. The brake lights don’t come on.” Well, actually……..
A Hell Cat was next to us. Really nice, young guy. During the show, he started the car and rev’ed it up a bit. Guys were really impressed with the sound of the supercharged, 700HP engine. I yelled, “Hey, mine’s been running the whole time.” pause “ Seriously, it’s running now.” They laughed and got a kick out of it. GRIN
Mrs. @Run4 told me she heard a guy say to someone else that those cars are really dangerous and catch on fire. That firefighters won’t save you from them because they’re too dangerous.
This scantily clad lady came over and said “You’ve been keeping this up for 4 hours. Aren’t you tired?” To which I said “Nope, but the 14 mile run yesterday tuckered me out a little bit.” She looked at me while shifting her stance and said “Are you faithful?” I was taken back and dumbfounded. I finally replied “Let me put you in touch with my friend @renwo or @Mathew.”
Shouts to @j.man and @MegaZone (Model X) for being at the first show. It was very nice meeting you!