Yesterday, Essentia Santa Monica had the pleasure of hosting one of Tesla’s Drive Events. They brought down one of their new Roadster Sports and were allowing prospective owners take it out for a spin. I had the pleasure of going out in it, if i could describe it in one word, it would be amazing. I’ve driven everything from Lotus’s to Porsches and nothing has the immediate gratification of speed like the Tesla.
The only way i can describe it, is like having a turbo kick in without the lag, you can unleash all the power you want at any speed or RPM without changing gear. The Tesla is a 1 geared car, it has one gear that revs like a motorcycle and the same gear is used for reverse just spun backwards. All in all it was an amazing machine and proves that you can have a beautiful sports car with 0 emissions.