Submitted by wcalvin on Sat, 2014-06-21 16:40
Granted, some people want all-wheel drive so badly that they ignore safety issues. A traditional concern is a head-on collision driving the engine back into the passenger cabin. Not in a MS, with its superb crumple zone.
After seeing the MX models showing the front drive unit perched up higher than the rear's, I wondered what Tesla was doing to make sure the MS safety design was not lost. Tesla engineers are clever; perhaps they found a way to mitigate this hazard. Anyone know?
And it now seems that a front drivetrain isn't an option anymore. You get it even if you don't want it. We need a convincing statement from Tesla about why a potentially inferior safety design is being forced on customers.