Magic Carpet Ride
I just drove the Tesla (Validation Prototype), and I accelerated more than I have ever accelerated before.
Speaking of riding on rails, the handling in the coastal mountain turns behind Alice’s Restaurant reminded me of summertime bobsledding – sure you can steer, but it feels like you are locked into the groove without sag or wobble.
The electric motor has maximum torque from a standing start, and Tesla just verified that it accelerates from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds… and that’s without shifting gears, so even a bloke like me can experience it. Just floor it, and zoom!
As a builder of rockets, I liken the experience to Surfing on a Rocket, a theme song I recently discovered by AIR.
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