STYLE: TESLA AND MG.

Joshua takes a break from fash­ion this month to re­view these su­per stylish, high-per­for­mance rides.

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TESLA

Sit­ting be­hind the wheel of Tesla’s Mod­els S P100D, I re­alise just how in­tel­li­gent this ma­chine re­ally is.

All-elec­tric, it pairs a high-per­for­mance rear mo­tor with a high ef­fi­ciency front mo­tor to achieve what’s called Lu­di­crous ac­cel­er­a­tion. At the push of a but­ton, you’re cat­a­pulted from zero to 100km/h in 2.7 sec­onds.

If you pre­fer to take things at a more re­laxed pace, turn on the en­hanced Au­topi­lot al­low­ing au­tosteer up to 150km/h, Auto Lane Change, and Au­to­matic Emer­gency Brak­ing.

If you’ve been parked-in by an­other car and can’t open your door, sim­ply sum­mon your car to drive out with the use of your mo­bile phone.

The cabin is a mas­ter­piece, min­i­mal and stylish, hous­ing the 17-inch touch­screen that con­trols most of the car’s func­tions. Open­ing the all-glass panoramic roof, cus­tomiz­ing the au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol, and chang­ing the ra­dio sta­tion all hap­pen with a swipe or a touch.

MUS­TANG

Just look­ing at the Mus­tang GT I was about to test drive made my heart beat faster. Yes, my in­ner-rev-head came shin­ing through.

Strapped in and sit­ting low in the cock­pit, I fired up the 5.0L V8 and it roared into life, with the horse­power chomp­ing at the bit, ready to be set free.

I se­lected Sports Steer­ing, gripped the gears and push it into first. I’m off, and giddy with ex­hil­a­ra­tion. The car hugs the road and I take the cor­ners with pre­ci­sion.

While the Mus­tang GT may look all brawn and no brains that’s not the case. The fully in­te­grated, voice ac­ti­va­tion sys­tem lets you use your favourite de­vices while your hands stay on the wheel and your eyes stay safely on the road. Sync your phone to call your friends, play your favourite mu­sic, and stay on track with the in­te­grated Satel­lite Nav­i­ga­tion Sys­tem.

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