Ah, dreams...hi all,
With the advances in technology over the last forty years you do think we're finally going to move forward concerning car design? Is having four wheels and a piston gas engine as far as we're going to get? NOT!
Although the GM electric platform is still a ways short of the flying cars promised by the Jetsons, we're looking good for a big step forward.
To address the issue of "sound" using electric drive. I can tell you that it is a deep rrrrrruuuurrrr. Not a whine sound. And on decel it is a whooooorrrrrahhh sound.
Here's food for thought: The Volt platform with interchangeable body shells and adjustable governor settings for the motor(s)? 90% scale Corvette shell, maybe a Camaro 2dr shell, Solstice shell? An engine setting for half range at 50% more HP? 4 wheel electric drive?
To conclude: Here's a hot clip of an EV running the quarter mile in a very respectable time. And, by-the-way, this vehicle comes with a 10 minute fast charger.