Going the distance: driving the Tesla Model S in the real world

Elon Musk’s first sedan can take you on an adventure, for better and worse

It’s difficult to get comfortable in the driver’s seat of a $100,000 car that isn’t yours. 

The particular Model S I flew to Los Angeles to sample last week was a Signature Performance model. That means that it was one of the first 1,000 to roll off the assembly line (indicated by the “Signature” designation) and is fitted with a high-output electric inverter that can propel the car from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, a key metric that slots it in with some of the fastest production sedans in the world. It’s a stat I would come to test on numerous occasions over the following 36 hours — within the bounds of the “no street racing” clause I agreed to upon taking delivery, of course.

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Going the distance: driving the Tesla Model S in the real world

Elon Musk’s first sedan can take you on an adventure, for better and worse

It’s difficult to get comfortable in the driver’s seat of a $100,000 car that isn’t yours. 

The particular Model S I flew to Los Angeles to sample last week was a Signature Performance model. That means that it was one of the first 1,000 to roll off the assembly line (indicated by the “Signature” designation) and is fitted with a high-output electric inverter that can propel the car from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, a key metric that slots it in with some of the fastest production sedans in the world. It’s a stat I would come to test on numerous occasions over the following 36 hours — within the bounds of the “no street racing” clause I agreed to upon taking delivery, of course.

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