Performance Drive in Australia released an interesting review of the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D.  Well, different anyway.

In the video you'll hear sounds at different stages of acceleration. (from the 2:21 mark)

"No other car currently on the market is able to capture the curiosity of the greater public like the Tesla Model S P85D. It is a means of transport like no other, breaking a few world records in the process."

P85D doesn't come cheap in Australia, starting at $190,817 AUD (before incentives and on-road costs). It's around $132,500.

But it's worth it for those who can afford it.

"2015 Tesla Model S P85D – THE VERDICT

We’ve never wanted a vehicle to keep as much as the P85D. It is such an interesting and intelligent, yet simple vehicle. And it’s hilariously quick. We love the clever technology and the fact it can be ‘updated’ in your garage. The only concern we have is range anxiety. And it is a real anxiety. During our time with the car we couldn’t help but watch those remaining kilometres ticking down. It does provide a real-world range of at least 450km though, which is probably more than enough for a few trips to work and back. To recharge it from completely flat, it costs under $20, depending on the time of the day and your local rates. That’s a small price to pay for something this quick and this premium.

PROS: – Insane acceleration – Practical and spacious cabin – Massive touch-screen, tablet functionality – Car can be updated wirelessly – Hardly any moving or vulnerable parts/things to service – Zero L/100km – Can be used as a practical joke on unsuspecting passengers (wife, mother-in-law, etc.)

CONS: – Heavy – Range anxiety

– Excitement of a screaming combustion engine is gone"


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