Autocar Lists Tesla Model S Among Its Best Cars of 2013
DEC 31 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY
The end of the year is almost here and with it comes all those “of the year” awards.
The Tesla Model S won’t win more than a handful of those awards in the US (due to the fact that it won them all in 2012), but over in Europe where the Model S is still a newbie, we expect it to take home more than its fair share of honors.
Autocar has listed the Tesla Model S among its “Best Cars of 2013.” Here’s why the Model S gets included on Autocar’s list:
“Tesla changed in a heartbeat our perceptions of what we should expect from an EV. From that moment, the future for us car enthusiasts seemed, well, rosier somehow.”
“Driving the extraordinary Model S and realising just how good it was beside rivals from some of the best sports car companies in the world right now (not just the Aston Martin but a Porsche Panamera, too) was one of the most uplifting motoring moments of 2013.”
“It wasn’t just the Tesla’s savage acceleration that defined it as something a bit special. Everything about it seemed fresh, well thought out and unusually well executed in most cases.”
“To be honest, this car felt as if it had been made by a company that has been perfecting its craft for decades. It certainly didn’t feel like the first-time effort that it actually is.”
“Be in no doubt: the future is here in the form of the brilliant Tesla Model S. And it’s a future that looks just great.”
Autocar doesn’t select a single overall winner, but rather lists several “Best Cars of 2013,” so consider this to already be a win for the Model S.