Review: The sublime Tesla Model S P85D - LA Times I found this to be a puzzling review, and would be very interested to hear what P85D owners think of the review. While quite a positive tone, there were some points that just don't seem right, all in an unflattering direction on some significant aspects of the car: on handling, not the sense I got skimming over some new P85D owners' comments here on TMC, but those of you with the car, what do you make of this? "The Tesla, however, might find it to hard to follow those cars [Audi RS7 or Mercedes CLS63 AMG] through turns. At just under 2-1/2 tons, the battery-laden P85D is a very heavy car.... But the steering is vague and the handling is numb when you really push it." why would a professional reviewer just imagine how the car took such turns rather than giving it a go as part of the test drive? on range 150 miles? perhaps before torque sleep was added at the beginning of the month, but now? "Tesla estimates an EPA rating on the P85D at 253 miles of range on a full charge. But those estimates are based on traveling at a constant 65 mph on flat ground, with no headwinds, and without using the air-conditioning. Our test car achieved about 150 miles on a charge in aggressive driving." on charging, "Our P85D came with a $1,500 option that allows users to charge the car more quickly. While charging at the Century City and Oxnard superchargers, the range gauge in the car’s dashboard showed increases of 127 miles and 163 miles, respectively, during half-hour charging sessions." to me the (incorrect) implication is that without the $1,500 option, the car would not have SuperCharged this fast.