Attendees of the Melbourne Grand Prix will no doubt be looking forward to watching some serious speed at Albert Park in mid-march, but they could also be arriving in some serious speed to as Tesla is offering ticket holders the opportunity to test-drive themselves in a Tesla Model S to Grand Prix.
Tesla has decided that the “speed freaks” attending the Grand prix may be the very people it wants or needs to impress. Its proposed test drive starts at the Marriott Hotel and the 20-30 drive to Albert Park circuit is accompanied by a Tesla product specialist who will give drivers the run-down on the Model S.
The Model S is the fastest four-door vehicle ever built but hasn’t been on Australian shores long, after Tesla’s Australian launch late last year. Tesla will be hoping to impress the speedsters who might dismiss electric vehicles as inner-city passenger vehicles incapable of any sort of performance.
Indeed, as Huffington Post reported last year, the latest version, the Tesla Model S P85D, can match F1 cars on acceleration. As it noted: “Tesla have somehow managed to produce a car with two boots and four seats that can move as quickly as the McLaren F1.”
Those patrons interested in attending are able to RSVP to the event via thewebsite event form, placing their ticket type in the comments section allowing their test drive to be tailored to the most convenient gate accessible.