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Tesla at Geneva Show

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

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    #1 dpeilow, Mar 3, 2009
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    I was wondering about that hardtop Electric Blue car behind VP19

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    I don't remember it being so. (Disclaimer: my test drive was VP10 with the old drive train... it is possible things have changed). One of the things I love about my SLK is the super-tight turning radius. When I test drove the Roadster, one of the first things I did was find a big parking lot and spun it in a circle.

    I remember being annoyed by the lack of power steering, so I can concede that complaint. The turning radius was not as good as the SLK, but I don't remember it as being horrible either (like the video intimates).

    I would like to re-test with one of the new models.
     
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    So I had to post that having watched it with the sound off. Now I'm home I've had a chance to watch it again with sound.

    I'm not sure what he is talking about. I haven't thought or seen evidence of it having a poor turning circle previously.

    This review is kind of like the anti-Top Gear - starts of criticising and then finishes on a high note. I wonder if that is deliberate?
     
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    I wonder if his complaint was based on just not turning it as sharp as it could go because he did not like the lack of power steering?
     
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    My photos from Geneva 2009

    Hi All

    Not just Tesla Motors, but a little bit of everything (including the Fisker Karma).

    Geneva Auto Show 2009

    Enjoy

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    Very nice set of pictures.
     
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    Very pleased to see the Lightning GT there too.
     
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    Are those people in the picture unwell? Why are they all staring at a red farm truck?
     
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    Some absolutely gorgeous metal (and carbon fiber!).

    Tesla and the Lightening both looked rather tame next to some of these wicked designs.
     
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    The difference is that most of those other vehicles are fantasies that will never see production.
     

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