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Forbes' Hannah Elliott goes on Model S test ride

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mycroft, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Very short clip here, but evidently she's going to post a longer piece in a bit:

    Forbes: "Elon Musk Rocks To Adele In The Tesla Model S"

     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    "Los Angeles-based company"? Is that a reference to SpaceX?
     
  3. Tech26

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    Nice shot of the glass roof. I always liked cars with Targa tops so you can look straight up at the stars on clear nights. With a roof like that you wont need to bother with taking the top off. Just slide your finger down the screen.

    I wonder if the guy in the back seat prefers to be called a technician rather than a mechanic.
     
  4. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I don't understand why some folks including this writer insist on recording video with their smartphones in portrait mode?! The video is useless for viewing on any other larger screen.
     
  5. Norbert

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    I think the article and video did not offer her reads enough information about the Model S.
     
  7. Mycroft

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    I don't know why Elon has the music turned up full volume whenever he's driving someone in the car. He should have the windows up and the music turned off so they can appreciate the unique silence of the ride.
     
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    Yeah I agree, one of the coolest videos I've seen was of a single press guy being test driven on a track at what I presume was the Oct 1 event. The thing took off like a bullet train, nearly silent.
     
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    That's Ali. Sorry I don't know his last name or title, but his position is several steps above "technician" as well.
     
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    Radio is on because it's a prototype of sorts and still squeaks. Or Elon just like music. :)
     
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    Ali Javidan - Engineering Manager

    http://youtu.be/2JV0hIyZqMg
     
  12. Mycroft

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    Just watched that video series and I have to say, that has to have been the most sedate test drive of the Roadster EVER!
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Not as long an article as I'd hoped she was going to write.

     
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    Nice to see some positive press for Tesla.
     
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    Once they have cars the reporters can drive, I think there's going to be a lot of positive press.
     
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    Oh yeah, I'm waiting for the reporter that test drives one for his story and ends up reserving one at the end.
     
  18. mnx

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    This is a new bit of info: "and it has a Boxster-beating drag coefficient of .22."
     

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