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Vanity Fair-Is the Tesla Model S the Most Important Car of the 21st Century?

Discussion in 'News' started by Prime Mover, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover R Sport #1029; S #2117

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    Yeah. But not so great when a car review forces me to look up movie stills from obscure French films to figure out what he's talking about. Still, an honest and enthusiastic review. I enjoyed it.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'm guessing that if you're a Vanity Fair subscriber, you've watched all those films and would know the meaning without research.:smile:
     
  4. CapitalistOppressor

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    ^^ What he said :)
     
  5. KangarooAustralia

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    Thanks for posting this Vanity Fair article, Prime Mover.
    A very positive, glowing endorsement of the Model S by such a mag will help spread the word. :biggrin:
     
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    Yes, another article filled with honest high praise. I like it!!! Thanks op.
     
  7. BarrySchuler

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    I took possession of a Model S Founders #30 two weeks ago and I couldn't agree more. It's probably the most significant advancement in Automotive technology since, well the beginning. Beyond being a sensational car, it is very clear it is a new platform and the beginning of a fork in the road for automotive innovation.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Welcome. We'd love to see a review if you have a chance too. Thanks!
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Personally, I see Model S as the first real car. Altogether. Of course not the first thing with four wheels, but the first car that really is what we will understand a car to mean to be. If that makes sense.
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It might not be the first real car (the DS series takes that title IMHO), but it's the first real electric car for sure and probably the second real car.
     
  13. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    DS series? If you agree Model S is the first real electric car, to me it means that it is also the first real car, altogether, as I think non-electric cars will be seen as a precursor, not the real thing. Like horse-drawn carriages. ;)
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I agree with you that non-electric cars will be seen as a precursor, but the ID/DS (I had a DS so I tend to think DS) had many innovations that still haven't made it into cars today (or into many cars). The first was sold in 1955:

    First production car with disk brakes
    Adjustable suspension height
    Front wheel drive
    Centre point steering
    Inboard brakes
    Lights that follow the road
    Aerodynamic styling
    Flat undercarriage (only the exhaust was outside the flat pan on the bottom)
    Would run on any three wheels and lift the flat tire off the ground.
    Could parallel park in any space that was 12" longer that the car.
    The ratcheting could be disabled from the foot operated parking brake and it could be used as a real emergency brake (with its own set of pads on the rotors).
    The list goes on for quite a ways.

    Basically it was everything a car should be other than being electric.
     
  15. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Seriously, I think distinctions such as "front wheel drive" will fade, whereas "electric" will remain for hundreds of years and be seen as one of the defining characteristics of a car per se.
     
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    After wild success with the AWD of the X Tesla decides to make all future cars AWD
     

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