|At the supermarket, above, or at a free Tesla Supercharger Station on the New Jersey Turnpike, below, the gorgeous, relatively rare Model S turns heads.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Oh, there goes another Mercedes (Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Cadillac etc. etc).
When you drive a Tesla Model S, other drivers really notice, and you don't see yourself coming and going.
In its third year of production, the luxury 4-door hatchback still is relatively rare.
I've gotten thumbs ups from a passing motorcyclist on the interstate, a pedestrian and others.
The reaction of other drivers is mixed.
Some are aggressive, like the moron in a Volvo wagon who tried to pass me on Thursday after both of us got on Route 80 west in Englewood, N.J.
My Model S 60 is a couple of seconds slower to 60 mph than the P85D that just broke the Consumer Reports ratings system, earning a perfect road test score of 100.
But the zero to 30 mph and 40 mph times are dazzling when I've been challenged to a stoplight grand prix start.
I've yet to lose one.
|LOADED: Navigation system, Bluetooth, six-disc CD player in dash.|
|The Model S on vacation at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain in Vermont, where we also recharged our own batteries.|