Tesla targets Australian Grand Prix for test drives

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Tesla accelerates as fast as an F1 Maclaren, and will be hoping to speed freaks at the Melbourne Grand Prix with a test-drive to the Albert Park circuit.

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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.”

That top of the range Model S, as we noted previously, features the “insane” button, launching the Tesla from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds. Even Malcolm Turnbull was impressed.

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.

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4 Comments
  1. Marka 5 years ago

    “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.” ”

    The McLaren F1 is a super car made between 1992-11998, not a F1 car

    • disqus_3PLIicDhUu 5 years ago

      What other street legals can do 0-100km/h in just 3.2 for the price?

  2. Bill Winters 5 years ago

    We hope to have a Tesla at the Shepparton Rotary Club , March 29th car show–Mr Tesla if you are monitoring consumer comment please support us in the bush with a visit or point of sale to further promote this fantastic product

    • strez2Dmax 5 years ago

      Good on you Bill
      I would make the effort to visit Shep for that 🙂
      How about you track down the Oz Tesla connection and suss it out ?
      There are lots of us waiting for a sticky beak at the revolution on 4 wheels 🙂

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