When I first saw video the Model S working prototype, the first thing I thought of was "TRON"! http://mobonix.com/lang/en/tesla-model-s/
Being I was part of the development of team for “TRON” (next gen), I perceived the “Model S” as more of a futuristic vehicle, in a class by itself, not just another posh-mobile..i.e. Caddy, Lincoln, or Benz, but, rather more like an exotic (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi R8, etc) type.
Now the interior looks too average, more my grandfathers car. http://www.hotautocars.com/tesla-model-s-pictures-and-video-reviews/tesl...
For example… The wood accents, and dash design now looks far to average (kind of like an iPod or iPAD with a faux wood case). I love the tec, however, the way the interior is looking now, it kind of make me feel that my gen (30 to 50 year olds) is being snubbed by the interior design staff, to appease a bunch of old fogie caddy-gramps, who will NEVER really appreciate what this vehicle really is (sorry gramps, you had your chance when GM was selling you down the toilet).
Also, the last car I drove that had the ‘Drive’, ‘Reverse’, ‘Park’ controls as a side-stick on the steering column, was my first hand-me-down 1970 Ford Maverick when I was in high school … http://www.hemmings.com/hmn/stories/2006/08/01/hmn_feature3.html#PhotoSw...
What happened to the really fantastic center console stack that was on the original prototype?
Maybe I'm incorrect to assume that the current Beta S is the one and only interior design style available, however, if so, I am really fearful Tesla is going in the complexly wrong direction for the serious modern executive that will use this car to its fullest!
What is everyone else’s thoughts on this subject? Do you want your grandfathers’ car, or a vision of the future?