VETTE-tacular vs. Feasible

Every now and then I come across something that simply doesn’t make any sense at all. I can deal with that. After all, that’s life. What really bothers me is the fact that I seem to be the only one who doesn’t get it. Everyone else will see it, hear it or read it and never say a word. I don’t understand that.

For instance, General Motors just shared an unusual announcement with the world. It was in all the newspapers and magazines, on TV and radio, and, of course, all over the Internet. Everyone on earth seemed to accept it at face value, and I still don’t understand it. Let me share the news with you and see what you think. However, before doing that, please consider the following facts.

  1. More Horsepower = greater amount of gas guzzled.
  2. The average speed limit in the United States is somewhere between 55 and 70 miles per hour.
  3. Considering today’s economy, money is somewhat tight for the average American.

Now consider GM’s latest news release. The fastest, most powerful and most expensive Chevy Corvette ever will roar to life at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. Boasting a 620-plus horsepower V8 engine, a speedometer that tops out at around 220 mph and a price expected to be around $100,000, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 is being marketed as the ultimate Corvette.

Now review the three facts I shared earlier as you attempt to answer the following questions:

  1. Can anyone afford the gas required to operate this monster?
  2. Where will you drive this Vette at 220 miles per hour?
  3. Who can afford a car payment equivalent to a house payment?
  4. How many of those “supercars” do you think they’ll sell?
  5. Is it just me?

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