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UK's Autocar: Model S vs. Aston Martin Rapide S

Discussion in 'Video' started by K5ING, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. K5ING

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    #1 K5ING, Sep 6, 2013
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    Of course, they gush over the Model S. Impressive since most UK testers usually love their own cars and hate anything that comes from America. I wonder if Top Gear will ever get one to test after the Roadster fiasco?

     
  2. ToddRLockwood

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    Some of the best high-speed cornering footage of the Model S I've seen. It really puts the Model S in perspective against other, more expensive GTs.
     
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    Nice review, but yet another time where people confuse kW and kWh.

    The model is list as the "85 kw+" model, which I'm assuming is actually a "85 kWh Performance Plus" as Tesla Motors would call it.

    In addition, they call the motor an 85 kw motor, when in reality, it's capable of 310 kW. That's like getting confused and saying my pickup has a 22 hp engine, simply because it has a 22 gallon fuel tank. :)
     
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    Awesome timing! Last night in Provincetown my dad saw this Aston Martin and was certain that it would smoke a Model S under any condition.

    also love this vid - same exterior config as mine, oooo la!
     
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    I think that we could say:

    "Tesla Model S smoked Aston Martin Rapide S" :cool:
     
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    120 British Pounds to fill a gas tank!!!! Tesla's will sell like mad over there.
     
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    I agree the seats could use an upgrade. Can't wait to watch some more european reviews come out.
     
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    Yes, it would be nice to see Tesla offer a true performance seat option with larger bolsters.
     
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    Part of me wants to see them introduce Ultra High Performance Seating just to watch the forum debates about whether it's an actual upgrade or just a rename.
     
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    Yes GT! Now that the performance + is selling, on to the next level....
     
  13. Plug Me In

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    Enjoyed that, thanks for posting. The Rapide is a beautiful car, but I have to say the front grill looks even more like the Ford Focus than the Model S. The gray shows very nicely in that video and back when I was waffling between blue and gray, this video may have swayed me away from my blue choice.
     
  14. PeterK

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    Especially when you have 220v service by default - no shortage of places to charge!
     

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