Revealed - Tesla Model S

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  1. TriShield

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    Production Model S

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    With a 300-mile range and 45-minute QuickCharge, the $49,900 Model S can carry five adults and two children in quiet comfort – and you can charge it from any outlet, without ever stopping for gas. World's first mass-produced electric vehicle offers performance, efficiency and unrivaled utility with twice the energy-efficiency of hybrids, making Model S the only car you'll ever need.

    Convenience and utility bullet points:

    • Up to 300-mile range
    • 45-minute QuickCharge
    • 5-minute battery swap
    • Charges from 110V, 220V or 440V
    • Seating for 5 adults + 2 child seats
    • Unique hatch for oversized items
    • 60/40 flat-folding rear seat
    • 2nd trunk under hood
    • EPA Roominess Index 121.6
    • More room than station wagons
    • 17-inch infotainment touchscreen
    • 3G wireless connectivity

    Model S powertrain includes a liquid-cooled 9-inch motor, floor-mounted battery pack and a single-speed gearbox, delivering effortless acceleration, responsive handling and quiet simplicity -- no fancy clutchwork or gear-shifting required. Model S costs as little as $4 to fully charge – a bargain even if gasoline dropped to $1 per gallon. You can have affordable fun while being socially responsible.

    Technical specs:

    • 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
    • ¼ mile in 14 seconds
    • 120 mph top speed
    • Braking 60-0 mph 135 feet
    • 42 kWh battery storage system standard
    • 70 kWh and greater battery storage systems optional
    • 9- inch liquid cooled electric motor
    • Single-speed transaxle gearbox
    • Curb Weight 3825 lbs
    • Overall Length 196"
    • Wheelbase 116.5"
    • All-wheel-drive available (option available in future production models)
    • Right hand drive available

    At a Glance: Model S Show Car

    The Model S Show Car is a drivable vehicle that exemplifies Tesla's "no compromises" philosophy – an elegantly refined luxury sedan delivering optimal performance without sacrificing efficiency. Designed by Franz von Holzhausen, the car's aggressive stance gives way to a modern silhouette, with minimal front and rear overhangs for maximum space efficiency. The car's mature face defines the future of the Tesla brand and incorporates the touches from the Tesla Roadster. Environmentally friendly materials are incorporated throughout, including water-based paint for the exterior, chrome-free vegetable tanned Italian leather on interior, and 100 percent recycled PET carpeting from Futuris.

    Other details:

    • Panoramic roof with sliding moon roof
    • Retracting door handles for improved aerodynamics
    • Full-time 3G connectivity with Internet, HD and satellite radio
    • Push button "gear" selector
    • Brembo brakes
    • Automatic rear lift gate
    • 21-inch wheels, Front Tires 245/35ZR21, Rear Tires 285/30ZR21
    • 17-inch haptic touchscreen and customizable vehicle information display
    • Fully digital instrument cluster
    • LED and neon headlight and taillights, with xenon Hella low beams
    • Smart-key power and push button gear selector
    • Brembo brake system with new one-piece monobloc calipers and integral stiffening bridge to optimize performance
    Front brake system:
    • Brembo Gran Turismo
    • Brembo 6-piston Monobloc Calipers
    • Brembo 405x34mm 2-Piece Floating Slotted Discs with Billet Aluminum Hats
    Rear brake system:
    • Brembo Gran Turismo
    • Brembo 4-piston Monobloc Calipers
    • Brembo 380x28mm 2-Piece Slotted Discs with Billet Aluminum Hats

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  2. TriShield

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    Now with more press release.

    IBitdoesn'tfuckingworkornevergetsbuilt
     
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    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    Karl Malone Karl Malone say what Karl Malone gotta say OT Supporter

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    Cost too fucking much. Out.
     
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    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    Great... another car where they just filled it up with laptop batteries...
     
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    -If- that thing ever makes it to actual production for 49k, the Volt is fucked.
     
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    if that sells for 49k ill eat my own hair and post vids on OT
     
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    I'd drive it. :dunno:
     
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    cheaper than i would've expected
     
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    Would own.
     
  13. AJF GTO

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    I'd like to hear it with a performance exhaust system
     
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    Tesla will go bankrupt in no time
     
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    A company whose existence depends solely on the charity of the super wealthy.
     
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    my bad dog
     
  19. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Sounds too good to be true.

    No way it ever gets built or sold for 49k.
     
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    Genesis much?
     
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    The panels align flawlessly in the cockpit
     
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    not much at all
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Giggity.
     
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    I drive by their Menlo Park dealership everyday on the way to work. Place is always eerily empty :hsugh:
     

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