Test drive of Tesla, Model S, Performance version
I did a test drive of Tesla car, Model S – beefed up, all gadgets inside! In short: yeah, this is it, the future is here. I am driving a Chevy Camaro SS, with 425 horsepower while here in the US. Tesla I drove has “only” 415 horsepower on paper. However, Tesla felt, and is, much more powerful than Camaro. The torque is constant – from standing point up to [undisclosed speed] I took it there was this constant surge of immense power. And there are no gears, just continuous delivery of raw power. It does not matter if you are stationary, or already driving at speed, as soon as you floor it – wham. I mean, look, I was torturing Camaro for a few days now, I am accustomed to the feeling of acceleration which this 6.2L V8 beast has, but when I floored this, the only words that came out of my mouth were “wow” followed by an evil grin on the face.
Overall, everything about this car is incredible. I understand now why Consumer Reports gave it “The Best Car Ever” medal. There is no doubt, this is the future.[nggallery id=11]
See also our post on Nikola Tesla!