The Tesla Model S sports car be the center of attention of the high-speed vehicles fans earlier this year. In fact Motor Trend, the leading automotive magazine in the United States (U.S.), bestowed as the 2013 Automobile of The Year.
Indeed, this sports car electric was not recklessly vehicle. Whereas, the Tesla Model S is the first mass production of electric car in the world that has 415 hp of power or the equivalent with the power of some sports car such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. In addition to powerful, Tesla Model S has an attractive look like of sports car made in the Italian or English. Moreover in Europe, the Tesla electric sports car will be sold at expensive price that reached 115,000 U.S. dollars (or approximately Rp. 1.1 billion).
|Unlikely Rivals: Tesla Model S Challenges BMW M5 to a Drag Race. (Picture from: http://wot.motortrend.com/)|
Tesla Model S already passed the eligibility test and can be purchased by consumers in the U.S. and Europe. There is a reason why the Tesla Model S is very expensive precious, there's one important thing is the matter of performance. The drag race tests conducted on the Tesla Model S against the 2013 New BMW M5 sports car.
In technical specifications, the engine performance of Tesla Models S was under the 2013 New BMW M5. Where the BMW is used V8 engines which had 4.4 liter of capacity and fitted with BMW TwinPower Turbo. Thus, the power produced by the engine is capable of reaching 560 hp at 6,000 to 7,000 rpm of rotation. Meanwhile, peak torque is 680 Nm at 1,500 to 5,700 rpm.
|Tesla Model S Signature. (Picture from: http://cars.findthebest.com/)|
Tesla Model S electric car is using rear drive the same as the New BMW M5. The rear drive energy comes from the electric motor that could produced 415 hp of power with peak torque of 600 Nm. In terms of the 2013 New BMW M5 weighs only 1,989 kg and while the Tesla Model S has 2,105 kg of weight.
|Left rear view of Tesla Model S Signature. (Picture from: http://wot.motortrend.com/)|
|Inside, the Model S favors a modernist look. (Picture from: http://autos.yahoo.com/)|
In the U.S., this electric sports car is sold for 106,695 U.S. dollars (or equivalent to Rp 1 billion), while in Indonesia, the off the road price is Rp. 1.988 billion (or equivalent to U.S. $206 thousand).
Entering 2013, Tesla expanding to the Asian market and established dealers in Singapore. From this state Tesla will spread to many countries in Southeast Asia and certainly Tesla Model S Signature will also soon be seen running in Indonesia. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR TREND | OVI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 01032013]