Wednesday, February 6, 2013

First test drive in a Tesla Model S

tesla-model-s-me-wheeleditors-blog-entry3I got my first chance behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S Performance Edition Monday.

And, wow, is the Model S quick! I know: That’s hardly a revelation, Christof!

But it’s one thing to read about how the Model S Performance Version has instant torque (443 lbs) and a huge amount of horsepower (410 hp) immediately for the taking. It’s another altogether to feel it yourself as you punch the accelerator (can’t call it a gas pedal anymore – sweet!).

In fact, I didn’t have the guts, nor really the chance, to truly step on it in my brother’s metallic blue Model S, which he’s had for a little more than a month. There was too much traffic on I-25 between Fort Collins, Colo. and Erie, Colo., which is where we found ourselves in Model S #1984 on this bright, sunny Monday afternoon along Colorado’s scenic Front Range where we both live -- my brother in Boulder and me in Aurora, Colo.

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