The all-electric Tesla S offers, literally, electrifying levels of performance. The high-tech cabin is an impressive production with unrivalled levels of refinement.
While there's no engine for the Tesla S it does offer a range of electric motors to deliver its power. Those who opt for the entry-level 60kWh will find a car that returns great levels of performance and for anyone wanting to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds - and that is not a typo - can opt for the top end P100D motor, engage the car's 'ludicrous plus' mode and sit back as the car heads towards warp speed. All of the motors deliver excellent levels of mid-range performance and torque is provided instantly - there's nothing else on the road that can deliver this level of power for overtaking. Tesla says its power pack will deliver a range of 240 miles for the 60kWh battery while the top end vehicle has a claimed range of 340 miles.
As a ground-breaking car maker, there's very little to criticise the Tesla S for which does so much extremely well; from the futuristic cabin to the performance and the handling. It is a heavy car but that is not felt while behind the wheel and it's great to drive round town but really shows what it can do at speed on motorways.
The dashboard is dominated by a 17-inch touchscreen which controls all of the car’s functions and is easy-to-use and a boon to drivers. The car is also extremely comfortable and with the battery located underneath the vehicle means there's lots of space inside. It should also be appreciated that since there is no engine, the car comes with two boots which offer a combined space of nearly 1,800 litres.
There are a number of impressive elements to the Model S including the fact there's no starter button or indeed ignition since the car is ready to go soon as the driver climbs on board. The whole operation is nearly silent though from a standard plug point, the car takes nearly 15 hours to recharge but for the expected range that's a small inconvenience but there is a supercharged network being planned and the number of recharging points around the UK is increasing.
There's also plenty of equipment and safety kit to including electronic stability and an impressive autopilot system that will utilise its radar and cameras to allow hands-free driving.
Essentially, for anybody looking for an all-electric car but will turn heads and deliver blistering levels of performance and efficiency, then the Tesla Model S is for you.
Why not have a look at the Model S on the official Tesla UK company website and get the latest news about the Model S at The UK Model S Owners' Club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear website.
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