Sunday, October 19, 2014

Test Drive: Tesla Model S P85 - Amazing

A twenty minute Tesla test drive proved to be the highlight of my two-day street and race track test drive event. The Tesla provided incredibly powerful smooth acceleration with no gear transitions because there are no gears - solid power that made you wonder how much g-force was pushing you back into your seat. The Tesla Model S P85, with a 265 mile range from its 470 horsepower electric motor, can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds hitting a top speed of 130 mph, sells for $95,740 (including $1,170 Destination and Regulatory Doc Fee) according to the Tesla website. The lease deal shown on the Tesla website appears more afordable with $7,027 due at signing (without any rebates) and $1,327 per month (without deducting gas cost for a conventional vehicle). The Tesla comes with an 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty and Supercharging and Alcantara headliner are included. Tesla is taking orders for December delivery. The Tesla is amazing.