I saw last night an advertisement on television for the new Mercedes ML 430. The advertisement said “the faster five human beings have ever gone from 0 to 60.” Now give me a break! What would be a vehicle capable of holding five passengers, that would accelerate faster from 0 to 60? I need ammunition to debunk the commercial. How about the space shuttle on take off? I’m not 100% sure on that, since the beginning of the lift off doesn’t seem very fast. And a plane has to taxi on the runway before it takes off the ground.
P.S. the web page mentioned in the link above says “The ML 430 accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in only 8.4 seconds and has a top speed of 210 kph.”
La franchise ne consiste pas à dire tout ce que l’on pense, mais à penser tout ce que l’on dit.
H. de Livry