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Inside Line Full Review

A very positive review from Edmunds Inside Line
http://www.insideline.com/tesla/model-s/2012/2012-tesla-model-s-full-tes...

"With 265 miles of EPA-rated range on tap, we're sitting here munching our lunch and admiring the view with a battery that's still more than half full. We'll make it home comfortably the same way we got here — at prevailing freeway speeds, with the A/C on and the stereo thumping."

That's the kind of range assessment we have all been waiting for! :-)

What beautiful photos! Can't wait to get mine!

Super article & pics. Surprised at how consistent the range achieved was in the different trials.

The raves just keep pilin' up ...

Great Hi-Res pix. Edmunds does it right. That CA HOV lane sticker on the rear bumper really adds the finishing touch :|

My wife is still totally shocked that I actually put the HOV stickers on mine. In the 28 years we have been married I have never put any kind of sticker on any car we owned (I really hate them). But even on my short commute I can't pass up the benefit of the commuter lane. Being in that less crowded lane just makes it that much easier to tap into that awe-inspiring performance :-)

"It turns out the suspension tuning and rubber on our test car is a proposed sport package, a work in progress that may or may not see the light of day. It's tuned for glassier roads and drivers who want all-out handling above all else." --- AHA! There was early mention that the tires for this test car were a bit different. This would explain why.

If they introduce a Sport Pkg, I hope they make that available to current Model S owners - please !!!

Did anyone notice the tire and wheel size difference between front and back? I though the standard Model S (un-mod'ed) has the same tire size front and back (245R35). Looks like the testers changed the wheels to allow for wider tires in the rear.

dahtye;
?? See Jason, above. An experimental Sports Package!

Maybe it also has little windmills inside the grill to boost power!
Or not.

;>

Brian;

Don't even joke about the windmills!

With the experimental sport package, it seems to be stacking the deck to get better performance. I wonder what the results will be with the normal performance package. I believe the TM website mentioned Continental 245R35 tires on both front and back.

I noticed that in one of their pictures, the full taillight is lit, rather than half as it seems to be on most other day-time shots. The way it looks in this picture is the way I would like it to look.

I noticed that in one of their pictures, the full taillight is lit, rather than half as it seems to be on most other day-time shots. The way it looks in this picture is the way I would like it to look. (olanmills)

It's possibly shot with the taillight and the turn indicator/hazard lights on at the same time? Or is it the brake light?
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