After many false alarms from the overwhelmed Elon Musk, Tesla finally launched its 2016 Model X last September 29 in the sunny state of California, USA. And it is worth the wait—even with abated breath—for when Model X has been unveiled, the “Falcon Wing” rear doors alone can take your breath away… again! But instead of merely impressing ourselves with that pair of falcon wings, let us inspect what really Tesla has to offer us this time.
A Certified Electric Vehicle and More
Model X is a full-fledged EV (no gasoline) that bears two electric type motors mounted at the front and rear part of the car. Yes, this EV won’t be emitting the harmful pollutants just like how the gasoline (or diesel) kinds do as they rev up on the roads. Additionally, the EV was also hailed as the “safest SUV ever” as it is the first of the kind to have a 5-star rating. It is even packed with automatic braking and side collision avoidance. As for the interior, it never lacks of the advanced technological aspects. It has been endowed by Tesla’s very own Touchscreen with huge display that actually functions as the brain of the vehicle. Control your EV or be entertained by it, this model is quite ruthless.
The classy and futuristic EV may be something that a posh environmentalist is looking for and the “Falcon Wings” depicts the attitude of being concerned despite the frivolities of life. The pair does not ask too much important space as they can be opened even in tight parking spaces. Sensors were also installed to gauge the doors’ opening arc when parked in a parking with low ceiling. By the way, the falcon wings are opened for the comfort of the third-row passengers.
- Engine : Electric Type + 60 kWh or 85 kWh batteries
- Transmission : 1-speed direct drive
- Drivetrain : AWD with 250-mile range
- Power : 550hp
- 0-60 mph : 3.2 seconds
- Top Speed : 155 mph (governor limited)
- Price : around $75,000 to $80,000