Posted on May 04, 2016 by Matt Pressman
Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] sport utility vehicle, the Model X, is like no other car on the planet. Hyperbole? No. In order to demonstrate, we've uncovered some outrageous videos to showcase its breakthrough features. In fact, the folks from Business Insider* said they took the, "Model X for a test drive around New York City and were completely blown away... [Tesla CEO Elon] Musk even described the Model X as the 'best car ever.'" They also added that, "the design is truly stunning." Why? Let's take a look.
Writer Cadie Thompson explained, "Everything about this car's design is seamless... The Model X is loaded with all kinds of innovative and high-tech features, but perhaps the best thing about the Model X is the attention that comes with it. With only 3,000 Model Xs on the road in the U.S., the car is still incredibly rare. So people naturally freak out a little when they spot one. Everywhere we went people stopped and stared. Some folks even offered a thumbs-up and others whipped out their cameras to take a pic of the Model X... The car really is striking, and spotting one in the wild is a lot like a celebrity sighting." So what was Cadie's test drive like? Pretty wild. Check this out...
Youtube: Tech Insider
Okay... the Model X is super-fun to drive. But does it have features that are really that unique in the car market today? According to Carscoops, "The Model X is filled with geeky details and functions that justify customers lining up to buy one... This video was created by Edmunds to give you a glimpse of what’s going on when you have a Tesla Model X in your everyday life. If you're in the market for a luxury SUV, this might just make you reshuffle your buying list."
And yesterday, Tesla Motors blogged about (perhaps) their most unique, unusual feature: "Inspired by the air filtration systems used in hospitals, clean rooms, and the space industry, we developed a HEPA filtration system capable of stripping the outside air of pollen, bacteria, and pollution before they enter the cabin and systematically scrubbing the air inside the cabin to eliminate any trace of these particles... [this feature] Bioweapon Defense Mode is not a marketing statement, it is real. You can literally survive a military grade bio attack by sitting in your car."
Above: Tesla Model X testing its HEPA air filter in a biohazard bubble (Source: Tesla Motors)
Still not convinced that the Tesla Model X is like nothing else on the road today? How about an SUV beating a Ferrari... would that convince you? Drag Times wants us to check out: "the all new 7 passenger 5,600 pound Model X Tesla SUV racing. The Model X in the video is a P90D with the optional $10,000 Ludicrous mode going up against a bright red and loud Ferrari F430 with the F1 6 speed transmission. While the power to weight ratio is heavily in the Ferrari’s favor, the monstrous amount of instant torque and all wheel drive in the Tesla play a big role in this race."
Youtube: Drag Times
So there you have it. An SUV that will blow you away, offer unparalleled tech features, filter air pollution and help you survive a military grade bio attack -- all while drag racing faster than a Ferrari. It's no wonder this one-of-a-kind vehicle is already winning awards and rave reviews. So, if you haven't had a chance, be sure you take one out for a test drive soon.
*Source: Business Insider