If you’ve ever been to Alton Towers, you’ll probably have heard of Rita, the Queen of Speed. She's a 640 metre long accelerator coaster that propels her passengers from rest to just over 60mph in under 3 seconds, but she also gave me three days of neck-pain. I had a similar experience this week when I drove the new Tesla Model S P85D on UK roads for the first time, ahead of its arrival in UK Tesla stores later this year.
Tesla has introduced a new all-wheel-drive entry-level version of their electric premium saloon car, dubbed the Model S 70D, priced from £54,500.
The Tesla Model S might just be the first electric car you can take seriously, thanks to a usable range of over 200 miles and a level of performance that ranges from hot-hatch-killer to just-downright-insane. But what's it like to live with for any length of time? And should we all head off to our nearest Tesla Store with our life savings to get one? Read our review to find out...
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Tesla today opened a new store and service outlet in Crawley, a stone's throw from Gatwick airport, and announced the introduction of a new dual-motor 'D' model for its Model S electric saloon car.
The Tesla Model S is now available with its own tailored finance package for UK customers, the basis of which is a guarantee to buy the car back after 37 months for 50% of the base purchase price plus 43% of the cost of any options.
The Tesla Model S will cost from £49,900 when first UK deliveries begin in March 2014. The starting price is for a 60 kWh model after the government's £5,000 grant has been deducted.