Submitted by ALSET on December 5, 2012
Hi all. So I recently reserved a Model S and went for a test drive. I was sold on the car after just playing around with the interior on the demo floor. After the test drive I was pretty much all in. Here's my question. I had configured a standard 85kwh Model S but found out after the test drive that I was in a Performance model. (Kind of feel I got the bait and switch but my fault for not asking at the start of the drive). Anyways, what I didn't expect is when accelerating hard in the test car I got the roller coaster 'stomach drop' feeling...needless to say I had a ton of fun on the test drive. Will the standard non-performance version with it's 5.6 second 0-60 still be able to produce this sensation and smile on my face? If not I'm almost hesitant to buy the standard version, yet don't feel like spending $85k on a first gen car. Before experiencing the test drive I would certainly have bought the car...now I'm actually debating it.
Has anyone ridden in both the standard 85kwh and the performance? How was it? Thanks.