The Tesla Model S Long Range, Model S for short, has certainly been an incredible EV since it hit the market in 2012. The Model S has dominated the electric car market for years now because of its smooth and exciting driving capabilities providing drivers with a completely new experience that can’t be compared. The sleek design is as gorgeous as ever and has not changed much from its 2012 counterpart, but the inside of the Model S has changed dramatically, for the better. This is the new Model S.
The main difference with the Model S, is its range, hence its name. The model can now take you up to 595.5 KM, on the same 100 Kilowatt-hour battery pack. But, it’s true power lies in its performance. Being able to do 0-100 KPH sprint in just 2.6 seconds, is only just the beginning. The Model S is lightning quick, although that wouldn’t be great for your range. Overall it’s performance is addictive.
But, how does it drive? Like most electric vehicles, driving is a serene experience. Since there is no engine, the only sound comes from the e-motors, which makes driving a meditative experience. The Model S also sports great handling and is great for most terrains (it has even been tested on the harsh Swiss ice roads!), as well as the new suspension system and tires offer both substantially improved ride quality as well as more rewarding handling.
While Tesla is big on performance, they are also big on safety. Designed from the ground up to be the safest car on the road, much of its safety is owed to the unique electric drivetrain. Because it sits so low in its subframe, this unique positioning lowers the car’s centre of gravity, which improves handling and minimises rollover risk, and replaces the heavy engine block with impact absorbing boron steel rails.
Where Tesla is famous for is their advanced autopilot system. The Model S can be upgraded for self-driving for an extra cost but is worth the price. The Model S include systems such as Enhanced Summon, and full self-driving capability, the system is designed to be able to conduct short and long-distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat.
The hidden features of the Model S also make driving that much more comfortable. Features such as comfortable and supportive seats, as well as extra storage space in the front and rear due to the lack of an engine. With in-built technology such as the 17-inch tablet that you can control music, calls, GPS, autopilot and much more, these little luxuries make the Model S that much better.
Tesla truly is the future of driving. With advanced systems and over the air updates, you’ll know you’re getting bang for your buck. But to truly grasp the power and performance of the Model S long range, you’ll need to try it for yourself. The sleek and futuristic design is only the outer layers (no pun intended) of how deeply beautiful this car is. Head to Tesla.com/en_au to book a test drive today.