Today I picked up my copies of. . . Automobile Car and Driver Road & Track R&T has the briefest Tesla coverage, only two pages. It's pretty much a no-nonsense article heavy on facts, light on opinions and analysis. C&D has five pages, though the first two are little more than a photo spread. They have a few gripes, citing: "Expensive for performance, iffy shifter, unknown reliability and life cycle," and calling it "not quite practical". But they also have a scattering of good things to say, calling it "proof that an electric car can work" (that's sort of faint praise, isn't it?) and citing the: "Intoxicating midrange powertrain response, user-friendly operation, realistic range." Hmm. . . It has more range than any previous BEV -- by far -- and the best they can admit is that it's "realistic". Oh well. . . If you know of C&D's past comments disparaging electric cars, this article represents at least a 90-degree turn. I'm sure 180 degrees would have been too much to hope for. They're a hard-nosed bunch over there. And then there's Automobile. . . They have a blue Roadster on the cover, headlining the issue. It starts with a 3-1/2 page photo spread and continues to a whopping nine total pages of Tesla coverage. And it's highly positive. Here's a sample: "The experience made a believer out of me. And I'm convinced that it'll do the same for any car enthusiast who gets a chance to drive one." That pretty well sums up the tone of the article.