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The Tesla Coaster!

This weekend, I took my 12 year old disabled daughter in the car for the first time. She is mentally retarded, but will often surprise me with what she picks up. She has been on rollercoasters before, and somehow picked up the custom of raising your arms over your head on a coaster (I didn't know she had learned that).
We got in the car and started driving after I buckled her in. Soon after, I floored it and produced that great coaster acceleration. She squealed with delight, and then started putting her arms over her head, asking for more!! LOL!!

Today I took three friends for their first ride in a Tesla. These are not small guys. We had close to 1,000lbs slowing us down a little. The acceleration was still fast and relentless enough they instantly had the Tesla grin. Then came the "I almost peed myself comments." Then the coaster analogies. After 15 minutes, people started to complain of that sick in the head feeling us old people get on coasters! The ride was a huge hit. At the very least, I think I sold some Tesla stock today, and maybe some GenIIIs. :)

KOL2000 | 3 luglio 2013

LOL - my daughters have adopted what I call the Tesla scream of delight. From third row they love the acceleration and they keep chanting "daddy do it again do it again!!!"

jonesxander | 3 luglio 2013

Tesla....rollercoaster......Tesla ROLLERCOASTER!!!!!

AHHHH Tesla can start building theme parks or coasters for existing theme parks!

Untapped revenue stream right there! GO BUY SOME MORE TESLA STOCK NOW!!!!

GReese | 3 luglio 2013

My youngest daughter gets car-sick very easily, so I can't do the rapid acceleration with her in the car :(

Bighorn | 3 luglio 2013

I think I'm going to impose mandatory potty breaks before all my test drives.

Brian H | 3 luglio 2013

jones;
You could also advertise "constipation cure" drives ... :P

rdalcanto | 3 luglio 2013

I can see it now:
"Hey, can you take me for a spin in your new Tesla?"

"Sure, put this on."

"What is that?!?"

"What does it look like? It's a Depend..., just in case...."

KevinR.co.us | 3 luglio 2013

My suggestion (posted a long time ago)

"Welcome to the Model S-- We will be cruising at an altitude of about 8 inches. Please remember to fasten the safety belt using the buckle located on the inner side of the seat. Pease note that all seat belts and sphincters are to remain fully closed until the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Now sit back and enjoy the ride...passengers prepare for take-off"

jonesxander | 3 luglio 2013

+1 Brian H lol

olanmills | 3 luglio 2013

Sometimes I really wish I got the Performance version...

Colasec | 3 luglio 2013

Does anyone else remember the Rocket Rods ride at Disneyland? It was short-lived but definitely my favorite.

That's what I was reminded of by my test drive (in a P85+, no less). That awesome first burst of acceleration on the Rocket Rods...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Rods

rdalcanto | 5 luglio 2013

Here is a video of my daughter's reaction to the Tesla. Too bad the video we took the first day didn't turn out (wife was paused when she thought she was recording....). Reaction today not as extreme, but it will still make you smile. Something about Special Needs Children that just brighten up a room....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMMpsDJIKKc
(Change setting to HD)

Bighorn | 5 luglio 2013

couldn't get YT link to fire up

ppape | 5 luglio 2013

Great video!

You could see pure joy in her eyes!

The Tesla Grin never fails.

Jackie :-)

rdalcanto | 5 luglio 2013

Interesting. Link works on my PC, and on my Samsung Note 2 (but on the phone it only works through web browser, and not through Youtube app).

Bighorn | 5 luglio 2013

Worked when I pasted it in:
adorable infectious laughter!
Thanks for sharing.

PorfirioR | 5 luglio 2013

@rdalcanto
Thanks for sharing that video. Priceless!

nomoDinos @ca.us | 5 luglio 2013

Love it!! Hope you don't mind, I'm totally stealing the term and sharing the video :)

cfOH | 5 luglio 2013

Awesome! If Tesla ever needs to run a commercial, a kid riding a roller coaster with a huge grin on his/her face fading into an adult with the same grin gripping the wheel of a Model S would pretty much make my day. :-) Thanks for sharing that family moment, @rdalcanto!

rdalcanto | 5 luglio 2013

@NOMODINOS
I don't mind. Share away!
Thanks for the kind words everyone! :-)

CfOH - That commercial idea is brilliant! Tell Elon!

rdalcanto | 5 luglio 2013

I love how you can see her core muscles tensing up to control her body when I hit the"gas"

Robert22 | 5 luglio 2013

+1 Daughter
+1 Roller coaster fade to adult gripping wheel.

Then cross cut from coaster whipping around corner to MS doing the same.

Note to self: Call broker again.

Robert22 | 5 luglio 2013

...and then a smiling guy with a Tesla cap leans next to the window and says: Did you enjoy your test drive?

Robert22 | 5 luglio 2013

Or better: (Sudden snap back to reality, coaster was really a dream sequence): Are you ready to start your test drive? :)

(Okay, I'm done)

Colasec | 5 luglio 2013

Love it! Thanks for sharing :)