How about having 100% of torque available at all speeds?
Besides, $109k for any car that does 0-60 in less than 4 (and has a chassis designed by lotus) is not a bad a deal - bonus if you never have to fill the thing with some flammable/combustible liquid to get it to work.
Maybe it makes me an asshole, but electric cars and hybrids for the sake of being 'green' are a stupid idea anyways, and I've grown to hate the notion that electric motivation = environmentally minded.
Eliminating the power curve and hundreds of additional moving parts from the gasoline engine formula makes for such huge performance potential for electric motivation.
Finally an electric car that can stand on its own in terms of performance, and is actually usable for every day - an electric car for those who appreciate performance, and decidedly not, kids with beards.
And fascists don't come out of the 'right-wing-small-government-yokel-in-the-woods' fray. It requires a Socialist leader (Hitler, Mussolini) to create a fascist state: You have to tie industry and finance to the government under the guise of rescuing or improving the plight of the working class. Hey, wait a minute!-
I don't care if people use it. I don't even care all that much if it's used incorrectly, because it's a pretty common thing for an average person to use a word incorrectly. But when the word means the opposite of the intended meaning, I tend to point it out, and/or break a door. Partly out of hopelesness for society. Partly because the prefix IR is right in front of the word in question.
But aside from all that, I must digress.... I hope that most- even yourself- would agree that the simple fact that a phenomenon has oozed it's way into our culture... of extremely high academic and intellectual standards... is a really bad way to judge it's acceptability or quality. Maybe I'm wrong... Maybe the masses really were right after all about Vanilla Ice, Paris Hilton and George Dubya.
We may never know.
Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.