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Discussion in 'News' started by graham, Nov 5, 2008.
Ben Rosen received his car:
Tesla Motors - hear
Link to his bigger story
Note - since Tesla hasn't apparently updated their published power/torque graph (which Mr. Rosen included on his write-up), his description describes 1.5 performance, but apparently with the chart for 1.0 PEM/motor.
I think the original base price was $92,000 not $100K...
Also, the Model S has been quoted as estimated $60K base price, not "less than half of $109K".
By the way, JB used to work for "Rosen Motors" before joining Tesla.
That's Edison in this photo.
Technically true but misleads to the extent of the modification.
Assembly, yes. Made no.
Tesla emailed all the owners this evening with a link to Ben Rosen blog on the TM site. It was accompanied by a short bio. For those of you not familiar with him:
His VC company also has a Wikipedia page for those interested: Sevin Rosen Funds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edit to add: And Signature #007 (a Bondian number...) would make him car #34 I suppose...
He has Sig#7. So I guess his car has drivetrain 1.0.
Then why did he say this?:
The base price may have been $92,000, but the Signature 100 folks, as well as the next group of slightly over 100, had to purchase the fully loaded model, which I believe totaled $100,000. It wasn't until the final group of 2008 sales that owners got to start with the $92,000 base price and choose which upgrades to add on.
Ah yes, that's right - $92K "base price", but you couldn't order the base model!
(At least not for a while).
Still, I think Model S is expected to be more than $54,500...
Well I doubt he actually made a quantitative measurement. I don't think the cars started getting DT1.5 till about Sig#15 or so.