26 Apr '16, 9pm

Ferrari CEO Takes a Tesla for a Test Drive

Ferrari CEO Takes a Tesla for a Test Drive

Electric cars are known for ferocious acceleration, and so are Ferraris. Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne took a Tesla for a spin, and acceleration aside, he found it wanting. Indeed, he called it “obscene.” Context matters, of course. According to a CNN report, Marchionne called the experience – presumably in a Model S – “obscene” because there was no engine noise. Ferraris, are of course well-known for having a melodious exhaust note. SEE ALSO: Tesla P85D Plays With Ferrari On Street And Does Other Fun Things – Video An electric Tesla barely makes any motor noise, and what it does produce is the not the same thing that would be emitted by the internal-combustion engine of a high-end sports car. “This is not Ferrari,” Marchionne told CNN , adding he had to turn up the radio to counteract the silence. SEE ALSO: Sergio Marchionne Says An Electric Ferrari is ‘Almost an Obscene ...

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