Sorry to doubt you, but were
Sorry to doubt you, but were you looking at the ground? Did you ACTUALLY SEE the car move? Or were you looking inside the car, and your inner ear "told" you that the car moved.
I fly a bit (not ride as passenger, fly) and I am familiar with the sensation of "apparent" motion vs ACTUAL motion that the inner
ear frequently causes.
The Prius uses the drive motor as a starter motor, and the car can REALLY rock back and forth a couple inches when the gas engine kicks in (while the car's parked). Kind of like the kick from a impact wrench firing.
Due to the nature of my hobbies, I spend hours at a time with the Prius parked and in "idle" mode. Even though I know it's an Illusion, I could SWEAR that the car lurched forward when the gas engine kicks in.
Prius is no doubt one of the
Prius is no doubt one of the best cars ever created. I am looking forward to have this stuff by next year. I was there in california where the car show has been held and i've seen that the specs of the car are excellent. by the way, does anyone here knows what type of engine this car uses? i guess it's the V8.
The Prius has a 4 cylinder,
The Prius has a 4 cylinder, 60hp gas engine combined with a 40hp electric motor. Even though the two only combine to 100 hp, the difference in torque curves between electric and gas give the Prius the equivalent performance of a 140 hp gas engine.