Ever forging ahead, Tesla continues to over-deliver on its vehicles and people, blogs, articles, and companies are noticing. Tesla ReTweets an Economist post on March 10:
The Economist article linked through Tesla’s Twitter account states, “It is not so much the rapid acceleration, but the smooth and relentless supply of power from its electric motor”.
On the same Tesla Twitter page, later on March 10, Elon Musk posts a YouTube video of “Model S in drag race against snowmobile on ice lake in Norway (no tire chains or studs).
Tesla Model S P85D vs. Lynx Boondocker 800 ccm” and that video shows switching the vehicle to Insane mode for a race against a snowmobile. This really is insane! (Jakobson, 2015).
Of course the Tesla leaves the snowmobile behind, but my favourite part is at 5 seconds through 11 seconds..did you see that touchscreen? Wow! That is definitely the future of automobiles! I want one!
If the snow race is underwhelming for you, perhaps a video of a phone sticking to the seat as a Tesla accelerates with 4 adults inside the vehicle from what looks like 0-60? (Force, 2015).
What is the P85D? As one blogger put it: “In case you have been away from the internet in the past 12 hours, let’s recap some numbers. The P85D has 691 horsepower and will reach 60 mph in 3.2 seconds…is there a better overall car than the P85D?” (McParland, 2014).
I have never even driven one but I don’t think so! Check out the blog post here.
This may or may not wrap the blog on this topic as the school semester is drawing to a close but rest assured, I will continue to watch Tesla closely.
Embedding the Youtube video was as simple as copy/pasting but the first video was via a Norweigan site so I left it original instead of embedding it straight from Youtube. Enjoy!
Force, G. (2015, Feb 06). Tesla P85D Insane Mode – Pins phone with 1.2 g’s . Retrieved from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQHvMU6a0uA
Jakobson, O. (2015, March 10). Motor. Retrieved from klikk: http://www.klikk.no/motor/bil/article1526102.ece
McParland, T. (2014, October 10). will-the-tesla-model-s-p85d-be-the-best-overall-car-you. Retrieved from jalopnik.com: carbuying.jalopnik.com/will-the-tesla-model-s-p85d-be-the-best-overall-car-you-1644727868