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Old 28th August 2015, 06:55 AM
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I bet that got a reaction from those who've driven them!

But look at this: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...=BBD082615_BIZ
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Old 28th August 2015, 08:24 AM
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Its interesting that it was marked down for the "quality of internal materials". I raised this with their rep at the annual meet and in a subsequent email pointing out that they were competing against top end cars at that price and it was just not as good in that area.
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Old 30th August 2015, 02:00 PM
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The other disappointment is that it did not achieve the factory 0-60 time.

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/08/20/t...e-as-promised/

Reading a bit more about this, it appears that is because Tesla used 1-foot rollout for published figures for P85D, but used true 0-60 for their other models.
Its a real shame they were not clear about this, which also calls into question their claim about beating the McLaren F1 time which is without rollout.

With the new Ludicrous update P85D will probably match the McLaren, but they should have waited and not gone to press with false figures.

Still wouldn't stop me from buying one, just that I didn't expect such underhand tactics from this company.
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Old 30th August 2015, 03:57 PM
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Tesla has no grab handles (which I need to get in and out) FFS
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I have just been across to Belgium (Driving through the Netherlands) on holiday in the 8 and saw 2 Grey model S Teslas




One was doing a steady 120kph in the middle lane as I wafted by - twas the door handles that alerted me to its presence.




The other was doing a steady 90 on the back of a recovery vehicle
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The other was doing a steady 90 on the back of a recovery vehicle
I know I shouldn't, but.......
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Don't forget though - that recovery truck would never have got up to 90 unless it had a car with the superb aerodynamics and streamlining of the tesla broken down on the back of it!
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They've got the battery tech, but other manufacturers, Audi for example have got a lot of experience building cars, lightweight construction, ASF etc.. I'm not convinced by that huge screen in the middle of the dash, the implementation is so American, and cheap. A new Audi Q7, TT, B9 A4 with the virtual cockpit and latest infotainment systems with connect is beautiful to look at and use.

Audi have the battery tech in place, but they're not rushing into it. People get into an Audi and expect it to work, with a a Tesla, they know they're taking a punt on some new tech.

I really can't see what the attraction'll be once more established brands have the battery tech launched.
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Have you tried one Amar?
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Nope.

I'd like to - I imagine I'd be seriously shocked/impressed with the performance. I dislike the looks, cannot stand a cheap interior, and couldn't give a toss about green credentials or fuel economy.

Has anyone sat in a modern Audi, new Q7/TT for example. They've moved the interior quality and ergonomic game up another few notches, that, combined with the battery tech (that already exists within Audi) will be the way to go IMHO.

I really don't get the Tesla hype.

P.S There's a video online somewhere (search it) of an RS 7 murdering that new P85D in a drag race.
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