I've been driving for a few decades and in that time I've discovered good acceleration -- like good handling, good brakes, or a good horn -- can help you avoid accidents. I heard about the Elio several years ago. (Watched Aptera fold during that time....) About 6 months ago I heard Elio was still coming to market. A few weeks ago I heard more Elio news so I read up on it. Going thru old info on the web, I read it was coming w/70hp, then 60 (w/Mr. Elio saying he's willing to go down to 50 hp to get 84 mpg hwy), and today I read in a new Forbes article it says twice the Elio will come with 55 hp engine.... (Unless Forbes confused the Geo Metro engine's hp w/the production model's.) http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorz...e-wheel-car-that-could-be-the-next-big-thing/ Assuming the weight stays the same, falling hp means decreasing rates of acceleration. So, instead of a poll re. hp ("How low are you willing to go?"), I thought I'd cut to the bottom line: How slow are you willing to go 0-60 mph?