What can I expect on the day
Take a Tesla test drive and get a taste of the future of all-electric motoring! The Model X is Tesla’s all wheel drive SUV and it's as close as you can get to an electric supercar - with a hefty price tag to match!
The Tesla X boasts zero emissions, but with performance to rival many traditional combustion-engine sports cars. The powerful lithium-ion batteries provide plenty of torque to this heavier than standard car, so you can still attain a more than respectable 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds. The top speed is a licence-losing 155mph and some of the Tesla Model Xs even come with a ‘Ludicrous Speed’ driving mode. And yes, that is the official name!
When not being driven like a race car, the Model X can cover drive over 250 miles plus in just one charge. But how does the Model X drive on the track Where most SUVs pitch and roll a bit when cornering at speed, the low position of the batteries and the smart air suspension means cornering is surprisingly flat considering the height of the car. Braking takes some getting used to, as the car benefits from regenerative braking, which means the energy as you’re braking is used to recharge the batteries, and even just lifting off the acceleration decelerates way faster than in a normal car.
It’s also worth pointing out that Model X is all-wheel drive and an innovative one at that. One motor powers the front wheels and a second motor powers the back wheels. Combined, the deluxe Model X from Tesla can max out at over 500bhp. Enough test anyone’s driving nerve and skill. Steering is nice and precise and there’s plenty of acceleration to get you pushed back into your seat as you blast off into the electric future.
The futuristic engineering features of this Tesla Model X are not just under the bonnet. The rear passengers doors open upwards and outwards, pretty much taking half of of the roof space with them. This is what Tesla has coined ‘Falcon Wing’ doors, with a claim that the way they open offers a wider opening for easy access to the second and optional this row of rear seats. Plus they just look cool and befitting of such an innovative car in that retro-future kind of way. We think you’re going to like this Tesla test drive…
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