Drive a Tesla Model S near me
The Tesla Model S is one emphatic answer, if any, to those who are doubting that the green revolution in supercars is gathering pace. First introduced just over eight years ago in 2012, this US motoring firm’s flagship model, an all-electric, five door liftback sedan, is most definitely a game changer.
Styled by Franz von Holzhauzen, former head designer at Mazda, the assembly plant that is now Tesla’s main factory in Fremont, California, is the site of construction for the Model S. A rear-motor, rear-wheel drive car, powered on a combined front and rear electric motor.
This gives out an awesome 615 kw, equivalent to a record-breaking 815 bhp, and scorching acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, with top speeds in excess of 155 mph. Once behind the wheel, you’re left in no doubt that this is one of the most powerful supercars in our fleet here at TrackDays!
Cool Facts About the Tesla Model S
We would be here forever if we listed the many achievements that the Tesla Model S has clocked up in nearly a decade, but here’s just a few of the key ones. In 2015, three years after it first entered the market, it was estimated that all running models had travelled the equivalent of 1 billion miles, making them the first such plug-in electric car to reach this total.
In 2013, after its first year in production, it was awarded as the World Green Car of the Year, the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Car of the Year by Automobile magazine, and it was also named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year in 2012.
The United States still leads as the best performing market for the Model S, with over 158,000 units sold correct to December 2019. It is also very popular in Norway, Denmark and other European countries.