Cars of the future are available now, and these are not only single concepts, but mass-produced mass-produced cars. In the near future, the world will face global changes, where only electric vehicles will prevail on the roads, and traditional internal combustion engines will sink into oblivion. During a conference call last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new mode for the Model S electric car that will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. A new Model X crossover was also announced for release by the end of the year, which will use some components from the Model S.
Obviously, the new mode will also be introduced for the Model X, allowing the electric car to accelerate from zero to a hundred in just 3.3 seconds. That’s faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS and just 0.1 seconds slower than the 911 Turbo. Agree, very good performance, as for a crossover?
Tesla Model X promises to be as fast as if it had wings. In the original concept of the new crossover, doors opening upwards were introduced, and most likely they will remain for the production car. Even though these doors have caused countless production delays, the company is determined to keep them in the series.
Upward-opening doors come in handy in difficult parking spaces, as a fairly practical solution. The Model X will use a similar platform to the S version, with a twin engine, all-wheel drive system and the same battery. The interior design of the Tesla prototypes is also similar to the Model S. The crossover comes with a large central touchscreen that takes the place of almost all analog controls. The company has pushed back the launch of the Tesla Model X to late 2015, while sticking to the schedule as more time was needed for final inspection and testing.
Engines in the front and rear will be able to propel the all-wheel drive SUV to a top speed of 155 mph. The base model 90D will allow you to drive 257 miles on a single gas station (normal). One of the more unique features of the Model X is the Falcon Doors. These rear doors differ from the classic Mercedes 300 SL and DeLorean doors where they are center-hung. The doors of the new Tesla X automatically open when the driver approaches and close when he gets into the car.
The five-door electric crossover will be able to carry five passengers and a pretty decent amount of luggage. As an additional option, devices for attaching bicycles and skis are installed. The first batch of Tesla Model X was purchased long before the expected release in the series, and fans of the company have already bought tens of thousands of new models in advance. So you will have to wait for your car from several months to a year. The first production models cost about $130,000, but future versions promise to be much cheaper.