Tesla Takes It Higher with Revamping an Old Favorite…
In 2006, the Tesla Roadster earned its racing stripes when its sleek design and supersonic speed was introduced to the world. Inspired by the Lotus Elise, Tesla’s Roadster boasted a first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery (easily rechargeable using a standard wall outlet), and a range in excess of 200 miles. After a successful six-year run, Tesla is discontinuing the Roadster. But did you really think the Roadster window would be closed without Tesla opening a new door? Meet the 2013 Tesla Model S.
Ushering in a new era for Tesla, the 2013 Model S is the first edition in a line of vehicles intended to be “more accessible to the general public” (think Lanvin for H&M, only with cars), with a base model sedan starting around $50,000. The new luxury vehicle is derimined to make it’s mark, the “Model S will do everything a BMW or Audi can do, [but] better,” so says Ricardo Reyes, Tesla’s Vice President of Communications. In keeping with Tesla’s reputation of affordable luxury, the world will also soon become acquainted with the SUV Model X, and the mass-market vehicle coined the BlueStar (how perfect!), The projected cost of the vehicle is $30,000 and set to go into production in 2015.
So what does this mean for the Bleu Beau? Going from 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds is a nice place to start. With Franz von Holzhausen at the helm of the design team, the S in Model S seems to stand for smooth, sleek, and seductive, as the body’s lines mimic those of the most curvy of new age goddesses. Where the Telsa is concerned beauty is not skin deep with an interior that is reminiscent of a first class cabin. A 17-inch high-resolution touch screen in the center console mesmerizes the driver and his guests. Telsa ‘s seats feel tailor maid for the passenger as each seat adjusts and mold to the guests body.
Just when you thought the Telsa could not get any better A rear-wheel drive vehicle, continues to appease with it’s high performance in both hot and cold climates. Regenerating charge as it decelerates . The all-around setup of the Tesla is one that conserves the energy all times. Owners can even park at the airport for extended stays without worrying about significant energy loss upon their return. Accessory use inside the vehicle holds little impact in the loss of vehicle charge. The first 1,200 vehicles delivered in North America will be Signatures, with the Signature Red exterior color being only available to Signature Teslas
Eight airbags surround the cabin, ensuring maximum security for every passenger. Child seat-ready, the Model S features the LATCH or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children System. Last, but certainly not least, the 2013 Tesla Model S is liberated from the need for gasoline fuel. The Model S needs absolutely no gasoline whatsoever. When compared to the BMW 535i, the Model S owner will ultimately pocket $8,000 over the course of five years in fuel costs alone.
Smooth. Sleek. Seductive. The 2013 Tesla Model S has it all for us all. Boasting both a 0 to 60 speed jump in 6.5 seconds AND the cautionary LATCH system, the Model S has the Bleu Beau covered . No stone was unturned in executing the design of such a vehicle that appeals to any and every one that passes a glance at it. The first in a new era of an old favorite, the Model S has set the bar for those that will follow. If you can’t handle the standard, then get off the road! In the name of all that is forward-thinking for the forward thinking, we encourage to always BE BLEU!
The first set of 2013 Tesla Model S vehicle are set to be delivered in the summer of 2012. The Model X will follow in the next year, with the BlueStar going into production in 2015
Words by: Kent Olden