Almost six years after our first journey in a prototype Tesla Roadster in Santa Monica, we mashed the accelerator handle on an example of the company's Model S sedan. How was it? We'll have a fuller account from our brief drive for you on Monday.
In a few words, however, it felt like an automobile a wonderful thing, indeed. It's not without its quirks; but in the quick ride we had in a presentation model followed by a drive in the regular Signature Series car, we were frightened with the stonktastic torque and the everyday drivability. Despite the car's heft, the low center of gravity keeps it comparatively toss able.
It's not vaporware. The company's current rotating out one vehicle per day, ramping up to 80 per day by the end of the year. The invigorated NUMMI plant is a inspiring thing to behold. The product they've come up with seems like amazing the target demo will totally buy into. The Tesla faithful likely won't be dissatisfied. Time and sales figures will tell if it's sufficient to pull people away from BMW and Audi.