Monday, April 09, 2012

Tesla's Roadster IS The Millennium Falcon

If Fisker's Karma is the batmobile (as I wrote recently after being a passenger), then Tesla's Roadster is the Millennium Falcon!

Friday night I drove the Tesla -- and all I can say is "WOW!"  I was completely blown away.  Completely.

Tesla's approach is completely different than Fisker's.  Fisker's Karma blows you away with its style.  Tesla's Roadster, on the other hand, underwhelms with style (especially the limited interior), but more than makes up for it when you put the pedal to the metal.  What happens next is pure magic -- the best way to describe the feeling is when Han Solo presses light speed on the Millennium Falcon and the lights whiz by!  0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds -- but it feels even faster.  It is an unbelievable feeling of speed.  And, it is unbelievably smooth, quiet, magical.

It certainly didn't hurt that I was driving in the desert, at night, with a full moon.

Bottom line -- I am now completely sold on the promise of electric cars on performance alone. Tesla is that good ....