Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

According to the man that helped bail out Tesla in a time of need, the Tesla Model 3 is "one of the greatest tech products ever created."

We recently published some back story about Silicon Valley angel investor, Jason Calacanis, a good friend of Elon Musk, owner of Model S Serial No. 1, a second Model S, Tesla Roadster No. 16, and now a red Founders Series Model 3. As the story goes, Calacanis helped get the Model S off the ground with his initial order of two before the vehicle was even a reality. He also helped at a time that Tesla was about to go under.

Calacanis has nothing but the best words about Tesla and Elon Musk and is completely enamored over the Model 3. He calls it "a masterpiece."  As far as we know, Jason has stood true to his initial words, saying that he is not willing to let automotive journalists drive and review the car, and he isn't offering a review himself (under a "friend DA - highest form of NDA"). Of course, this doesn't mean that he can't simply tout the vehicle and he has on numerous occasions.

Calacanis has said that the Model 3 is 1/5th the cost of the Tesla Roadster and 100 times better. He's also compared it to a Porsche. He interviewed with CNBC not long after receiving his Tesla Model 3. Calacanis was one of the first to take delivery at Tesla's Model 3 handover event in July. He told CNBC (via Teslarati):

“There it is – one of the Founder series. I have been driving it and it drives like Porsche, but it cost the same as a Prius.”

Calacanis is a true Tesla fan and still considers Musk a great friend. He wouldn't have sent Elon the money years ago if he didn't believe in Tesla. Although, he has said that he never really expected to get those first Model S sedans, and despite his $100,000 contribution (which while amazing and gracious, is a drop in the bucket when we're talking about a failing car company) he didn't know if Tesla would pull through or the Model S would even come to be.

Check out Jason's initial CNBC interview below:

Source: Teslarati