Tesla Roaster: Worlds Fastest Car?

Tesla Roaster: Worlds Fastest Car?

A couple months ago, Elon Musk Revealed Tesla’s plan to produce the worlds fastest car. The Tesla Roadster will be an all electic car with all wheel drive and a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds. He also gave the incredible claim that the car would be able to drive for 500 miles or more on one charge of the battery. He claims this can go from Los Angles to San Francisco and back on a single charge!

This car is planned to be on sale in 2020, but they are currently already taking deposits for the car. In order to place a deposit for the car, you need to write a check for $50,000. And that is for a car that you won’t even be able to have for at least another 3 years! The total price of the car is estimated to be around $200,000 which will also make it one of the cheapest cars at a comparable performance level.

The original Tesla Roadster was developed in 2008 and it had a 0-60 time of about 5 seconds. At this rate, they will likely have a car that can fly by 2030!
There has been lots of controversy over Tesla’s ability to meet manufacturing demand, especially with the highly anticipated Model 3. However, even with these challeges, there have been no shortage of people lining up to hand over that $50,000 deposit.

What do you think? Is the Tesla Roadster worth $200,000 and a $50,000 deposit? Leave your comments below and let the debate begin!

Gotham Dream Cars Review – Cars, Locations, Owner, Experiences

Gotham Dream Cars Review

Gotham Dream Cars Owner

The owner of Gotham Dream Cars is Noah Lehmann-Haupt. Noah Was in College when he had the idea to start the company. Just like most guys, he found himself with a desire to drive and own exotic cars. There was a particular event that he wanted to rent a cool car for so he could show up in style. He was living in Boston at the time, so he started his search for a car there. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to find any exotic cars in the area. He then called all of the surrounding areas including New York and New Hampshire and still couldn’t find any. This frustration stuck with him and it eventually lead to his inspiration for starting Gotham Dream Cars.

Gotham Dream Cars

When he finally decided to start doing some market research on Exotic Car Rentals, he did a Google Search to see if anyone was searching for “exotic car rentals” in New York City. He didn’t find any results for that search term, so he tried “Ferrari Rentals in New York City” and it came up with 100 searches per month. This gave him some inspiration. If there was that many searches in New York City just for Ferraris, there must be a huge amount of searches for different sports cars in multiple cities.

This inspired him to start Gotham Dream Cars and start out the fleet with a Red Ferrari 360 Modena. From there he has expanded to a massive fleet of cars in multiple cities around the US.

Locations

Gotham Dream Car’s first location was in New York City. Since opening, they have expanded across the country. Their Locations Include New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston and Philadelphia. Below is a brief description and inventory of a few of the major locations across the country.

Gotham Dream Cars Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a huge location for Gotham Dream Cars. Many people are in Las Vegas to live large, at least for a few days. Gotham Dream Cars doesn’t disappoint.

Their inventory includes:

Aston Martin DBS Volante, Audi R8 Spyder, Bentley Continental Flying Spur,

Bentley Continental GT Speed, Corvette Stingray C7, Ferrari 458 Italia,

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, Ferrari California, Ferrari California T,

Ferrari F430 Spider, Lamborghini Aventador, Maybach 57S,

McLaren MP4-12C Spider, Mercedes-Benz S600, Mercedes-Benz SL550,

Porsche Boxter Spyder Range Rover HSE Supercharged.

Gotham Dream Cars

Gotham Dream Cars New York

As the original location of Gotham Dream Cars, the New York City Location has a massive fleet of Exotic and Luxury Cars to choose from. For many people in New York City, car ownership is either impractical, expensive or impossible. In many cases, owning a car in New York City for commuting really wouldn’t make sense. For this reason, many people choose to only rent cars when they have time to dedicate solely to enjoying the experience of driving.

The New York City Inventory includes:

Cadillac Escalade ESV Corvette Stingray ZO6 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari California T Lamborghini Huracan Lamborghini LP550-2 Spyder

Mercedes-Benz S550 Porsche 911 Carrera (991) Range Rover HSE Supercharged

Gotham Dream Cars Miami

Miami is a town famous for their luxury car culture. People love to show off and stand out in the city of vice. Gotham Dream Cars has a massive selection in this area of both Luxury and Exotic cars to choose from.

The Miami Gotham Dream Cars Inventory Includes:

Aston Martin DBS Volante Audi R8 Spyder Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Bentley Continental GT Speed Cadillac Escalade ESV Corvette Stingray C7

Corvette Stingray Z06 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Ferrari California Ferrari California T Ferrari F430 Spider

Lamborghini Aventador Lamborghini Huracan Lamborghini LP550-2 Spyder

Maybach 57S McLaren MP4-12C Spider Mercedes-Benz S550

Mercedes-Benz S600 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Prosche 911 Carrera (991)

Porsche Boxter Spyder Range Rover HSE Supercharged Rolls Royce Drophead

Rolls Royce Phantom

Gotham Dream Cars Los Angeles

Everyone is trying to stand out in Los Angeles. Actors buy cars like they’re nothing. You really need to step up your game to keep up in Los Angeles. It’s also a major center of commerce for many industries, so there’s a massive demand for exotic and luxury car rentals. For this reason, Gotham has made LA one of their major locations.

The Los Angeles Gotham Dream Cars Inventory Includes:

Bentley Continental Flying Spur Bentley Continental GT Speed Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider Ferrari California Ferrari California T

Lamborghini Aventador Maybach 57S Mercedes-Benz S600

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Porsche Boxster Spyder Range Rover HSE Supercharged

Rolls Royce Drophead Rolls Royce Phantom

 

DreamShare

Gotham Dream Cars also has a program called DreamShare. This is an exclusive membership club that they offer. It’s designed to meet the needs of people who plan on renting cars frequently. The members pay a set fee per month and they are given discounted rates and additional privileges on cars in any city whenever they want.

This is a great option for someone who lives in a crowded city like New York City where parking is limited and car ownership can be a significant hassle. It allows you to only take advantage of exciting and luxurious cars exactly when you feel like it and removes you from the responsibility of car ownership once your done. They also give you a bigger discount on cars when you preload a larger amount on your account.

Gotham Dream Cars

Exotic Car Experiences.

Gotham Dream Cars also offers unique events called Exotic Car Experiences. There are three different events that they offer.

There is

Dream Car Sprint, Dream Car Dash and Dream Car Tour.

Dream Car Sprint is an exciting autocross event where you can push the cars to their limits.

Dream Car Dash is a racetrack event where you are allowed to race their cars at peak performance in an environment where they were designed to perform.

Dream Car Tour is where you test multiple exotic cars on various excellent public driving roads.

You can check out Gotham Dream Cars website here

If you want to buy your own dream car , check out our article on nice cars for cheap here.

 

Nice Cars

Nice Cars For Cheap

Range Rover is one of the great Cheap Nice Cars you can get for cheap

Used Cars

When you’re looking to find nice cars for cheap there usually tends to be some kind of trade off.

The first reason that a nice car would be cheap is that it currently has some kind of expensive maintenance required. This may or may not be a deal breaker for you depending on what level of experience you have or what amount of money you’re willing to invest into repairing it.

The main types of maintenance a nice car will require are:

– mechanical

– cosmetic

The severity of the mechanical issues can vary dramatically. This could mean that the nice car that you can get for cheap could be non-running and require maintenance before you can even drive it.

Or the second possiblitiy is that the car runs, but it does not have all of the neccisary saftey and handling components fitted. It is definitely not recommended to buy a car like this unless you plan to fix these parts.

The third possibility is that the car you’re buying for cheap currently runs fine and is safe, but is expected to need maintenance done soon on a major part. This is a very common issue on cars like Priuses where the battery is expected to fail after a certain amount of miles and then require a replacement battery that costs more than the car is worth.

 

Another reason why nice cars may be for sale for cheap could be that the car is a luxury or exotic vehicle which is known for having high maintanence expenses whenever if needs any kind of service or repairs.

This is very common for nice cars including:

Range Rovers, Mercedes, BMW, Bentely

For example, if any major or even minor part breaks in a range rover from the early 2000’s, it will likely cost more than the vehicle is worth to fix. This would make it hard for a potential buyer to justify paying a premium price on one of these vehicles that is out of warranty. This is also why Range Rovers are a very common sight on used car dealer lots.

Under 5000

For under $5000, you are going to be limited to early 2000’s mid range sports/luxury vehicles or some high end luxury/sports cars from the 80’s or 90’s.

The most common luxury cars from the early 2000’s for under $5000 would be:

BMW 328i

BMW is one of the Nice Cars you can get for cheap

Mercedes C or E Class

Range Rovers

The most common Sports cars from the early 2000’s for under $5000 would be:

Infiniti G35

Nissan 350z

Mazda Miata

Subaru WRX

The most common Luxury Cars from the 80’s or 90’s for under $5000 would be:

Mercedes S Class

BMW 7 Series

Audi A8

The most common Sports Cars from the 80’s or 90’s for under $5000 would be:

Porsche 928

Porsche 944

BMW E30 325es

Toyota MR2

New Nice Cars in 2017 and 2018

The best New Nice Cars for under $30k in 2017 and 2018 are:

2017 / 2018 Subaru WRX

wrx is one of the Nice Cars you can get for cheap

This is the sportiest 4 door car that you can buy for under $30,000. It has all wheel drive and almost 300 horsepower. It is powered by a 2 Liter 4 Cylinder Boxer Engine and also can reach up to 30 mpg on the highway. A unique thing about this sports car is that it is still offered in a manual option. This is becoming very uncommon for new cars. It gives the car a more sporty feel and a more connected driving experience.

2017 / 2018 Subaru BRZ

This is powered by the same 2 Liter 4 Cylinder Boxer Engine as the WRX, but it is not turbocharged. This means that that it develops around 200 horespower. Some people consider this too little, but it is a fairly light car so that makes up for some of it. Also it has been praised for a very direct steering experience as well as offering a manual gearbox which is becoming very uncommon.

2017 / 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Genesis is a very powered by a 2L turbo or 3.8L NA engine, which makes is very powerful for its size at around 300hp.

2017 / 2018 370z

The 370z has a 3.7 L NA engine with around 300hp which makes it very powerful for its weight. It has had complaints about feeling to big and bulky, but for under 30k its not a bad option.

2017 / 2018 Mazda Mx-5 Miata

The new MX-5 is a very good option if you want a convertible sports car for under 30k. It has a 4 cyliner with around 200hp which is enough to have fun as it is a very light car.

Nice Cars For Sale/ Where to Buy

As you probably know, there are many options for finding cars for sale, so it can very difficult to choose where to buy one. The first step in the process of finding a cheap car for sale is to look online. Even the smallest dealers now have their inventories online. They have to do this in order to stay competitive in the market.

Where online to look

– big directories – I will ussually look through all of the big directories first to see what the average price for for new/used nice cars from dealers are. These are the main big directories to check.

autotrader

carguru

truecar

cars.com

carsforsale

craigslist

– google search for specific make or model for sale

– returns big directories + local dealers

– aggregators

– autotempest etc

– google maps car dealers and go direct to their site

– online auctions – gov auctions, public auctions

Types of Dealers

– Used Car Dealers – Carmax – High Quality Nice Cars and Offers Warranty

Local Used Car Dealers – Avoid if Possible, ussually over charge or are deceptive. Buy on Craigslist or Carmax instead.

– Brand Name Dealerships – Show near end of Calendar Year to get best deal.

 

Check Out Gotham Dream Cars to rent a really nice car for yourself.