Spoke to a very good friend who recieved his trike a few days ago. He has been keeping me informed of his opinions of the machine since I am on a list and know he will not hold back if there is bad to report. Since his ride home from the dealer 120mi away he said the drive line noise was nearly unbearable. It detracted so much from the ride he couldn't concentrate on anything else. His hopes were that it would get better with more break in miles. He also said the brake and clutch pedals were too close together and several times his feet touched while braking with the clutch depressed. He also commented that the brakes didn't give him a feeling of confidence even realizing that they were not power assisted. Well, on a ride thru the mountains of N Ga he came upon some stopped traffic, speed and distance were not an issue as he was on a straight section of road and saw the cars ahead with plenty of time to stop. He depressed the clutch and when applying the brake the pedal caught on his left shoe. In the short time it took him to release the brake pedal and move his foot the distance to the cars had become much closer and now required a hard stop. He told me that no matter how hard he pushed on the pedal there just wasn't enough braking force. Ultimately he ran into the right rear of the car ahead with the left front of the Slingshot, completely tearing off the wheel and suspension and appearing to twist the frame. Very sad indeed. As sorry as I was to hear of his crash I was sorrier to hear when he said he hopes the insurance company totals it because it just wasn't what he expected it to be. He in fact said the only thing he liked about it was the way it looked. This is comming from an experienced motorcyclist with a drag racing and raod racing back ground who has also owned a slew of sports cars in his life. What I am looking for from those of you that would respond is an honest critique of the Slingshot. I am not a guy that buys things for the "look at me" factor, my priorities are power, handling and comfort, along ofcourse with the fun factor of the ride. Considering that the same money will buy a 5 or 6 year old Vette with AC, windows and a top I'm on the fence. Please reply guys!!!!