Submitted by electricblue0303 on July 27, 2012
The Chicago get Amped tour is well underway, and I got to drive a Performance Model S today. All I can say is THIS CAR IS LIKE NO OTHER ON EARTH - IT IS SECOND TO NONE! The test track was very well chosen - good curves and straight-aways - some of which were roads less traveled which is perfect to see what the car can do. And what can it do? Hugs the curves like a glove. I haven't experienced that since driving a BMW touring bike through the Alps. What else? A real-world 0-60 time of 4.9 sec - using a less-than-perfect timing mechanism (human hands for start/stop). I haven't seen that kind of acceleration since I rode a Honda 909 sport bike. And the feel of the ride? Definitely a magic-carpet feel! Like an airplane without any turbulence. More luxurious than the Mercedes E-class. Truly amazing. Tesla has succeeded in manufacturing a car that is the best in the world. Would be interested in knowing other Chicago tour experiences.