Around Pleasanton I've gotten behind them on the road. Once I had my windows down,top open, and radio very low...The Tesla moved like a ghostly shadow besides me. Mind you,I had been hearing every other American car on the road wheeze and gasp...then the Tesla went by quiet,shhhhhh. Nice color. Some custom dark olive- almost blackish.
I was watching NOVA last night (ironic it was about speed- and Nova in Spanish means "no-go") and some genius had converted a '72 Datsun 510 into a 1200 HP,1500foot pounds of torque mean mo-chine. It would leave a Tesla in the dust. Apparently battery's used to get Apache Helicopters started are powerful by the dozen. I dont think they mentioned price. At least a hundred grand I bet. Tesla uses lithium batterys- they get hot when you are talking about 1,200hp...burst into flames. The Obama Apache battery's lithium is mixed with -I ferget- Lets you feel safer is the bottom line. Oh,and it was our socialist military's side that invented those batteries...free enterprise came up with the "hot" batteries. Wink wink.