Submitted by Mark2131@CA-US on December 21, 2012
I know there's plenty of folks on this board trading in very fast cars for their Model S. If you're one of them, you probably know what I'm talking about. For anyone else coming from a much slower car (like a Prius for example), I've noticed an interesting phenomenon. The Prius goes from 0-60 eventually, Model S, significantly faster. When driving the Prius, I found my attention focused rearward, judging the upcoming traffic, calculating the space available to change lanes, etc. . I never worried about overtaking the cars ahead of me.
With the Model S, I find that my focus has to be looking forward. The danger is ahead from slower traffic. Model S acceleration is just so quick that you need to readjust your perception of "closing speed" and reevaluate the space ahead. It's a nice challenge to have!
I've found that I can "accelerate" out of any upcoming danger from behind, but there's nothing you can do about slower traffic ahead.
Tesla owners... always looking forward!