27 Sep '12, 8pm

Translogic test drives Tesla Model S and, surprise, loves it

Translogic test drives Tesla Model S and, surprise, loves it

's Bradley Hasemeyer test drove the Tesla Model S Performance version and apparently had a darn good time doing it. While only available in the top-of-the-line version for now, the Model S will one day come in four packages – Base, Performance, Signature, and Signature Performance – ranging from about $50,000 to $100,000, after federal incentives. The Performance edition comes with an 85-kW lithium-ion battery and high-performance drive inverter that offers 416 horsepower at 5,000-to-8,600 rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque at 0-5,100 rpm. Hitting the accelerator pedal keeps the interior completely silent, and the only thing heard is Hasemeyer laughing as he watches the speedometer hit 60 miles per hour (starting from zero) in 4.4 seconds. You can see for yourself below , but here's what else is in the video. Hasemeyer visited the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA, and got to ask...

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