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Scans of the excellent UK Autocar Model S review against Aston Martin Rapide

Discussion in 'Model S' started by PV4EV, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. PV4EV

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    #1 PV4EV, Sep 6, 2013
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    Here below are medium resolution scans of the UK Autocar article featuring the Model S Vs Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panemera TDi of in its first big feature article seen over here.


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    Whilst the Model S Economy is shown as 283 wh/mile its probably nearer 330-350, I have to point out that the Aston, fabulous though it is, is more like 13mpg (having run one that’s what I got ..).

    Over the course of 100,000 miles, the Model S is likely to use about £2,000 of electricity at typical night time rates, where as the Aston will consume nearly £60,000 of petrol and probably £20k in servicing, by which time the Model S will have paid for itself in savings and continue on for another 2/300,000 miles. Having PV on your roof will mean it will cost you nothing to run . .

    All things considered, this is an excellent article for a UK based magazine.
     
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    #3 SoCalGuy, Sep 6, 2013
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    In the video, it said acceleration 0-60 was tested at 4.6s on the MSP+ Any idea why that might be?

     
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    I am wondering if they were looking at 0-62 as opposed to 0-60.
     
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    Thanks for posting this - great read - very impressive. Well, expect for the part on page 48 about emissions: "precisely zero from Tesla's tailpipe" - right sentiment, but shows how traditional car people still can't move past the existence of a tailpipe.
     
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    #7 PV4EV, Sep 6, 2013
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    Excellent video - for the biggest British Car magazine in an anti-EV country, these guys really geddit :biggrin:

    I wonder if Top Gear UK can be trusted to give it a balanced review. Or do you think they'll try and measure the average of 10 standing quarters back to back and complain the car went into power-limit mode . .
     
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    Also, you don't know about road conditions or roll-out procedures.
     
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    love that British commentator: ".. it makes the Aston seem very old-fashioned." Wow... that Aston is one heck of a car - for a British Car Magazine to say that. wow..
     
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    Steve Sutcliff has been pro-EV for a while. He liked the Think on a TV review I saw years back and have the Ampera a glowing review in the magazine.
     
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    my thoughts exactly, the British love to brag about their own home made products but for them to say an american product is better is HUGE.
    this just tells you how awesome the Tesla really is.
     
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    I assume that is the grey paint but-- wow -- it looks nearly blue in the pictures!
     
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    I had a Gray loaner for a couple of days and it does look blue in pictures when you boost the saturation.

    Great article! Sending it to all my friends!
     
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    Also interesting was the 444 and 428 BHP derivation. Once again, better than the specs.
     
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    The MS seems to take many of its styling cues from Aston Martin (no complaints from me), but seeing it side by side with the Rapide, I find I like the MS much better. Nice article!
     
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    Saw this also today. Again, 0-60 times of 4.6s and 4.9s. Did Tesla make any changes to the software or hardware compared to early build cars?

     
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    Thanks for the scans!
    And by the way: Biggest Anti-EV country is Germany, where I live.
     
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    I say, steady on old chap.

    (said with a very British accent :wink: )


     
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    If you look at the dash shot, it is showing 170-something miles of range. Might do better on a full battery?
     
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    I've seen videos where they say 6 seconds--just misinformed people. Good news they all love the S!

    Gee I can't imagine why. You mean VW, Porsche, BMW, Audi, etc don't have charging stations for your Tesla at their factories :biggrin:
     

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