I study technology companies and Tesla is among my favorites, but I wasn’t prepared for how spectacular the Model X is.
First of all, all of the regular analysts and publications got it wrong. Even Bloomberg, tonight, after the reveal, published an article with an old concept photo.
The Model X is an SUV with record-setting safety, more than twice the performance of the former record holder. Wow.
The Model X is an SUV with record-setting speed. The P90D SUV accelerates 0-60 in 3.2 seconds — faster than a Ferrari Scuderia 16M! Wow.
The Falcon Wing doors, though revealed in concept photos 2 years ago, are better than I imagined. They offer better child seat access and better third row access than any other SUV or minivan made. Further, they have sonar sensors built-in to alter their opening arc based on the height of your garage ceiling. Wow.
The Model X has a biohazard button. The air-filtered interior has air quality equivalent to a surgical operating room. If there’s an anthrax attack, you want to be in this vehicle.
The windshield is a single piece of glass flowing far into the roof. It’s like the wrap-around glass in a helicopter and makes every day driving more beautiful.
Capacity-wise, it can tow 5,000 pounds while hauling 7 passengers and all of their luggage in its two (front and back) trunks.
Accessory racks for SUVs are heavy and awkward. I bought the highest rated one for my Range Rover, but needed help putting it on and taking it off, and if I wanted to get into the back, I had to remove a pin and unlock several levers. Tesla is too good for this nonsense and designed their own. Elon had a 10-year-old come up on stage and install their rack in 5 seconds! Wow!
The Tesla Model X is a vehicle that has been thought through piece-by-piece and blows away anything out there. My wife ordered one more than 2 years ago, so we’ll get one very soon. The concept pictures had me thinking I might prefer a Range Rover for myself (they’re great, I’ve owned three) but the X just kicked its ass.