A Multi-faceted Tesla - Model S


Vision Magazine - - Contents - english Text by lucy Wu Chi­nese Text by天馬


Of all the head-turn­ing cars on the mar­ket, a Tesla is sure to draw all eyes as it passes by. The sig­na­ture “T” hood or­na­ment sur­mounts the world’s most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced elec­tric pow­ered ve­hi­cle. It’s been five years since the re­lease of the Model S, and for most car man­u­fac­tur­ers, this means it’s time for a new model. Yet at Tesla, the Model S re­turns to the mar­ket once more, with CEO Elon Musk’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to make this the fastest model avail­able.

一台特斯拉車駛過,常常會引來許多目光的停留。大家心裡都明白,因為使用電力的關係,在「T」字型標識的引擎蓋下,並沒有傳統汽油電力車那樣複雜。吸引大家的,是其「科技感」。特斯拉公司推出中大型轎車 Model S 已有 5 年,5年對於普通品牌車來說,彷彿已經到了更新換代的時候了,而對於特斯拉這樣的「技術宅」,升級沒有盡頭。特斯拉在 Model S上更新也讓大家知道——我的技術,我更多面。

Last year, Tesla launched the new Model S P100D, boast­ing a larger 100kwh bat­tery pack with an in­creased range of up to 380 miles, mak­ing it the first to reach over 300 miles, and the long­est-range pro­duc­tion elec­tric ve­hi­cle by far.

At the top of the fea­tures list is the “Lu­di­crous Mode”, and like a switch be­tween per­son­al­i­ties, it goes from stan­dard to fir­ing 0-60 miles per hour (ap­prox­i­mately 97km) in an im­pres­sive 2.2755 sec­onds. On a quar­ter mile track, Lu­di­crous Mode sets a record of 10.79 sec­onds, a num­ber which is com­pa­ra­ble with only three other ve­hi­cles; the Bu­gatti Vey­ron ul­tra­run­ning sports car (9.7sec­onds), the Fer­rari La­fer­rari (9.7sec­onds) and the Porsche 918 Spy­der (9.8sec­onds).

On the out­side, the Model S P100D has a restyled ex­te­rior with min­i­mal de­tail­ing, cre­at­ing an at­trac­tive, fu­tur­is­tic de­sign. With the front air grille of the tra­di­tional model com­pletely gone, the cleaner snout en­hances the head­lights and logo. The orig­i­nal black on the side and rear guard has also dis­ap­peared, leav­ing the en­tire ve­hi­cle a sin­gle colour.

Driv­ing the Tesla Model S P100D is to ex­pe­ri­ence the fu­ture of driv­ing. The sim­ple de­sign of the ve­hi­cle pro­vides a beau­ti­ful bal­ance to its un­par­al­leled abil­ity and speed. The elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled wheels, ac­cel­er­a­tion and brak­ing make the lat­est Model S not only su­per sta­ble, but when you’re scorch­ing down the high­way, it’s like fly­ing a quiet rocket ship – smooth, and ex­hil­a­rat­ingly fast.

Tesla is known for its out­stand­ing com­mit­ment to pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, but it doesn’t stop there - the new Model S is equipped with a HEPA high-tech fil­tra­tion sys­tem, de­signed to elim­i­nate 99.7% of al­ler­gies and bac­te­ria in­side the cabin. So Tesla is not only com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing the health of the en­vi­ron­ment, but also the health of its users.

The cabin has some even bet­ter adjustments. Most of the ma­jor but­tons and func­tions of the car have been re­duced into one im­pres­sive 17-inch cen­tral con­trol panel, de­signed like a big smart phone that con­trols all the lights, air-con­di­tion­ing and mul­ti­me­dia. The new and easy-to-use in­ter­face in­cludes in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity, al­low­ing ac­cess to road con­di­tion up­dates, ob­sta­cle warn­ings, park­ing as­sis­tance and GPS. The lack of phys­i­cal but­tons cre­ates a beau­ti­fully min­i­mal­is­tic in­te­rior.

坐進車內,首先映入眼簾的是 17英吋超大尺寸的中控屏,車燈、天窗、多媒體、空調等眾多功能控制都可以通過nd中控屏操作實現,而方向盤前的屏幕上除了常規的數據外,還顯示著路面狀況,障礙警告、GPS導向等。因為幾乎沒有物理按鍵,所以內飾簡單的讓人有點「無所適從」。

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