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Did Tesla just pull ahead of the German automakers?
Posted on November 03, 2014 by Matt Pressman
On the heels of an amazing review of the P85D in Motor Trend, we wanted to highlight the most intriguing pull-quote from the piece...
... there's no better way to stir imaginations among Tesla fence-sitters—and churn up heartburn in Bavarians—than by conjuring a hulking, pacing alpha male version of the Model S like this. How will the psychological landscape among the One Percenter Mercedes-Benz AMG, Audi RS, and BMW M crowd be recast if, when a Tesla Model S P85D rolls up at a light, it's game over, guys? Brace yourself, Teutonic Status Quo, because the quickest-accelerating sedan in the world isn't German anymore. It's from California.
To expand on this a bit, we thought we'd offer you an infographic comparing the new Tesla P85D to BMW's celebrated "Tesla challenger" the i8. Check out who wins the showdown...