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Drove a Tesla today

It was great fun. Weird combination of wicked fast, especially from a standstill (immediate full-on torque!!), and eerie quiet. You can certainly feel the extra weight of the batteries--more understeer and not as nimble--but it really has to be experienced. I don't love my Elise any less, nor would I prefer a Tesla to it, but boy it was fun.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 08:02 PM
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I agree they are all great cars. Next spring when the autocrosses start again I plan to steal a ride in an Elise. I have yet to experience one.

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Irwin, who does the Tesla belong to?
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A dealer in Chicago--you could buy it if you want. To quote Ferris Bueller, "If you have the means, I highly recommend it.".
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ishur - great shine on the Elise. Well matched to the S.. eating grin you are sporting.
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It's the little things in life that make you happy...
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i like the front end look of the tesla
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Which dealer? Good pic btw.

'06 Ardent Red Elise - black interior with LSS, Touring, HT, Starshield, Lotus Sport Clutch, Moroso Oil Pan, Ekological HIDs, Lotus Driving Lights, Stebel Horn, Bootie, Razo '06 Pedal mod,Snorkel Delete,Odyssey 680 with s111 bracket.
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Sorry, I don't know for sure, but I think it's this one:

Tesla Motors - Store Locations - Schedule a Roadster Test Drive in Chicago

Doubt there's more than one...
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