Submitted by Alan.Deikman on Wed, 2014-08-27 11:25
I have been reading what information there is in the forum here and what Tesla has released, but could someone knowledgable post a summary of what the Model X can really do with regard to sport capability? I get all sorts of conflicting messages online and I suspect much of it is just over-optimistic speculation and daydreaming.
Suppose you want to roof-rack a canoe and drive up a rocky/muddy track to that camping spot. My sport is hang-gliding, which often involves camping. Regardless I have to carry one or more hang gliders 25 feet or more in length up steep and rocky roads to the glider launch. This isn't really hard core 4WD stuff but not exactly work for your delicate little BMW sedan either.
Can the Model X be outfitted to do that or is really just a minivan and not an SUV? I imagine off-road tires, a serious roof-rack and a higher clearance package might result in some loss of efficiency but I would expect the result would still be more efficient than an ICE SUV.
I would be very interested in the Model X if this is for real but if not I would conclude that I am just off market.