Tesla Model S P100D 2017 review | road test video


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    Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the Tesla Model S P100D with specs, energy consumption and verdict.
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    Last time out, for the Model X, I was a little bit thoughtful, tackling the idea of it as much as the car itself. This time, it’s the Model S, a car I already know well and for most of you will be a familiar sight.
    This one though, is the ultimate sleeper. Wrapped in the clothes of an electric car we already know is quick is the Tesla Model S P100D. This is the car the internet thinks has Ferrari worried.
    I’ll tell you right now, it doesn’t. But it’s got a lot of people talking because of its time bending zero to 100km/h figure. There’s rather more to it than that though.
    This is the third Model S I’ve driven and I have much good news to bring you. Over the years, the car has been refined in such a way that it is very, very well-put together.
    The panels fit much better than before, there were very few squeaks or rattles in the interior and nothing felt ropey.
    I remember when I first saw this single piece of the first S I drove, I thought, yuk. It doesn’t match and looks like it’s going to fall off. Now, it looks like it belongs. It’s little things like this that build confidence in a manufacturer.
    As ever it’s a roomy machine with a flat floor to make rear seat passengers happy and heaps of cargo room.
    The boot starts at an impressive 744 litres and then with the seats down ends up at 1795 litres. The boot space is shallow and there’s a lip, but you can store the charge cable down the side in its little bag, which is nifty.
    In the front boot you’ve got a further 150 litres. It’s a lot less comfortable, even for a sub six-footer.
    Here in the front seat, things haven’t changed much. Or have they? You still feel like you’re sitting on the car because of the thick floor and your proximity to the roof.
    The sunroof robs room front and rear and doesn’t have a cover, so like the Model X it’s slip slop slap for me just to go to the shops.
    These new seats are really comfortable, far better than the earlier ones. The driving position is good, though, and you’ve got this huge 17-inch screen nice and close so you don’t have to lean forward to use it.
    Which is great, because it’s got everything in it - headlights, suspension height, sat nav, mildly annoying stereo interface, how fast it can go. Yes, we’ll get to that.
    The music interface is kind of annoying because it insists you use voice controls and try as I might, I couldn’t get it to take any notice of my phone plugged into USB. That’s a pain because you can’t easily navigate it because there’s no CarPlay or Android Auto.
    Aside from the sunroof, this car has two electric motors, air suspension, a nearly 500km range in the real world on one charge and a cameras and sensors everywhere.
    Options include the real leather interior, the gorgeous 21-inch rims, the up spec stereo and an options pack that adds more real leather and the wacky bioweapons defense mode which is just a dramatic way of saying, “Cleaning up the air for owners who live in Beijing.”
    It’s a much better car to drive these days. It was never bad, but the steering was a bit weird and not everything was where it should be or easy to use. By making lots of things automatic, those problems have gone away, but the software that runs the motors is getting steadily more refined and it feels better sorted.
    And boy is this thing fast. Under the legal limits in Australia, few things will stay with it in the gears and off the line, you can forget it. This is the fastest straight-line road car you can buy. Today it’s 2.7 seconds to 100km/h, with an upcoming software update, it will be even quicker.
    It’s a big car with a colossal amount of power, incredible software and hardware engineering and a James Bond evil genius as CEO.
    One of the things I always say about Tesla is that you have to remember that they weren’t even making cars ten years ago. They’re doing this electric thing better than companies that have been making cars for over a century.
    They’re actually making cars a lot better than many car companies who should know better. They’re not cheap and they’re not perfect. But when you’ve made a car that goes from a standing start to 100 in 2.7 seconds without tearing itself apart or any histrionics at all, you are absolutely going in the right direction.
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Wisam Al-Rawi
Wisam Al-Rawi

I stopped the video after the whined about the charging port. Really? Man, he's pessimistic.

Vor 6 Monate
MICHGO1
MICHGO1

MAYBE THE FIRST CAR DIDN'T HAVE THE FIR AND FINISH IT NOW HAS.

Vor 4 Monate
Stephen Reid
Stephen Reid

So glad that you made this video to prove that you don't always get it right. #repentantman

Vor 8 Monate
eternitynaut
eternitynaut

It's kind of amusing since Ferrari just recently announced they will make an electric supercar as a result of what Tesla has done.

Vor 10 Monate
ciliaris2
ciliaris2

He missed the best part of a Tesla. No meddling in the ME for oil. And all the good things that come from that

Vor 11 Monate
Jacek Ozimski
Jacek Ozimski

RHD broken car

Vor year
Theferrariguy5
Theferrariguy5

Hi, Gotta say love your Videos big fan! Anyway, I make compilation videos where I take clips from other videos add some information and then play music over them. I was just wondering if I could have your permission to use 20 seconds max of this video. Obviously, the link will be in the description and all credit will be rewarded to you.

Vor year
Colin Fox
Colin Fox

As for the chassis - what the hell are you on about? Teslas do just as well in the Figure-8 skidpad as any other sport sedan, and only slightly behind full-on sportscars like the porsche 911 and corvette. We're literally talking one or two tents of a second in a skidpad measurement. There is a reason Teslas are stomping the sales figures of all their competition - more than doubling their nearest competitor.

Vor year
Colin Fox
Colin Fox

Jesus - you blutooth your phone to the car. How could you not know that? You thought the charge port looked terrible before? What are you talking about - it's exactly the same as it's always been. And what the fuck are you talking about with the "high floor"? The floor is the floor, and you sit on a seat which is sitting on the floor, just like any other car. It's like you're just making shit up to complain about.

Vor year
Chris Hovis
Chris Hovis

This about sums of negative PR and nay sayers of Tesla. Ignorance and uninformed about the car, let alone the company. Way too many incorrect facts to list, my favorite is " ...as this P100D which starts at $250,582" listed in the associated article. Not sure this guys owns a phone or laptop where he can go to Tesla.com to price out the P100D.....but it's no where near $250,000.

Vor year
Ben Chesterman
Ben Chesterman

In Australia it is because we have 51% tax on cars , luxury car tax 33% on this car is $54000

Vor 5 Monate
Cory Stansbury
Cory Stansbury

Chassis of an RS? I sure hope it doesn't!

Vor year
se7en1976
se7en1976

Stop over acting.

Vor year
Emily Lieu
Emily Lieu

I love it! Can't wait to get one! Are there any student discounts?

Vor year
Taylor Adams
Taylor Adams

This car is perfect only for a small percentage of people. Don't travel more than 200 miles a day. Don't want a pure bread sport car for the racetrack. I live in on an Island thats 12 miles long. A single charge will last me days. Lots of stop and go and nothing is over 45 mph. I'm part of that group where the Tesla would be the absolutely dream car.

Vor year
Anton Töyrä
Anton Töyrä

This car is perfect for al BUT a small percentage of people. The average miles per day in USA is about 30 miles and a model S gets over 300 miles per charge. If you plug in your car at home you get that every day, and how many days do you travel over 300 miles without taking a 20 min break?

Vor year
TheGrandChelem
TheGrandChelem

most boring review ever !!!

Vor year
Kevin Emilio Vlogs
Kevin Emilio Vlogs

how does it not have ferrari worried? it's much quicker

Vor year
MICHGO1
MICHGO1

NO BUT EVERY OTHER CAR COMPANY IS SCRAMBLING TO CATCH UP.

Vor 4 Monate
Anton Töyrä
Anton Töyrä

and a model S you can drive every day while a ferrari would break down

Vor year
S3 XY
S3 XY

The Model S is the greatest car ever made. Every other car is inferior to it. We are in a new time now. The era of electric vehicles. It is 2017, any gas car in this day and age is a thing of the past. I've been charging my cars at home for the last 3 years now. There is simply nothing better.

Vor year
S3 XY
S3 XY

Lack of convenient charging? Being able to plug in your car at your house is not convenient enough for you? ROFL!

Vor year
Chris Hovis
Chris Hovis

Mc Laren I laughed at that too...not to mention the LARGEST CHARGING NETWORK IN THE WORLD.

Vor year
PanasonicTooth
PanasonicTooth

2.7 seconds? Fawk, that sounds dangerous.

Vor year
EnlightenedSavage
EnlightenedSavage

with the update it's now 2.3

Vor year
s b
s b

Use Bluetooth, duh

Vor year
Aaron Rajala
Aaron Rajala

he skips self driving economi and much more tech features😑

Vor year
MrJohnnyDistortion
MrJohnnyDistortion

Change the music or none at all.

Vor year
Marcelo Surville
Marcelo Surville

Reviews like this I like to watch them in the mirror so it would seem normal

Vor year
Shiv Sai
Shiv Sai

it is 2.28 sec from 0 to 100(km/h)

Vor year
Ashton Leo
Ashton Leo

+Shiv Sai Not true. It's 2.28 seconds from 0 to 60 mph(96.5 kph) with a foot of roll-out. Actual times are 0 to 60 mph(96.5 kph) in 2.4 seconds and 0 to 62 mph(100 kph) in 2.5 seconds, minus any roll-out.

Vor 11 Monate
Pat McDaniel
Pat McDaniel

Great review, you just added another subscriber.

Vor year
Smoothie Cris
Smoothie Cris

how do you not use Bluetooth for audio? *shakes head*

Vor year
Buzz Jump
Buzz Jump

Smoothie Cris it wastes battery which equals slower charging

Vor 3 Monate
Néo Bourgeois Christum
Néo Bourgeois Christum

Extremely dull aspirational family car for the proletariat, like something to take the kids to see the pediatrician. Give my nanny a G-Wagon with a proper engine.

Vor year
Meade77
Meade77

It's incredible how hideous this thing is.

Vor year
Gowtham Natarajan
Gowtham Natarajan

Interior is bland. Not worth 100k

Vor year
Nirav Patel
Nirav Patel

Use Bluetooth for your iPhone

Vor year
Zak Farley
Zak Farley

That was so cringe

Vor year
Brandon Newell
Brandon Newell

Tesla is about safety, technology, and inspiring others in the industry to do the same. Can't compare a 2 seater to a sedan.

Vor year
TuxKey
TuxKey

U would rather have a fully tricked out model S than a Ferrari. Alas I don't have €160.000 laying around so the dream will have to wait. Even for a hard working veteran turned it nurd. I would love to experience the feeling of walking in to a dealership and ordering one ;-)

Vor year
Anton Töyrä
Anton Töyrä

Nice name

Vor year
S3 XY
S3 XY

Tesla's are the best cars on the planet. Ferrari's are inferior to Teslas.

Vor year
Daniel Murray
Daniel Murray

Fair and balanced review. [tip of my virtual hat]

Vor year
Sathiya Sivanesan
Sathiya Sivanesan

Peter represents the limited scope of a ICE (internal Combustion engine) car driver reviewing a Model S. - Subtle mention of advanced engineering appears have been only reference to the technological applications in Model S. I look forward to some comments from his friend who owns Model S on Peters effects. I recommend more reviews of NON ICE cars before trying to compare the model S present day Fossil Cars (Horse Vs. Model T analogue)

Vor year
Christopher Davidson
Christopher Davidson

The reviewer cannot seem to make sense with his comments or rectify his rating with his thoughts on the car.

Vor year
F355
F355

How annoying is this guy, how the hell can someone be this annoying.

Vor year
Got Game
Got Game

lol

Vor year
Greg Lindstrom
Greg Lindstrom

so he doesnt understand what uv protected glass is?

Vor year
The Car Fanatic
The Car Fanatic

Greg Lindstrom 😂😂

Vor year
Midhun Paul
Midhun Paul

he is very pessimistic, may be he is somewhat negative about the futuristic and obviously the best car ever

Vor year
Buzz Jump
Buzz Jump

Midhun Paul because it is a car and must be held to high expectations. It is a new company so don't expect perfect quality control or build quality. It is cool tho.

Vor 3 Monate
Phil Gudet
Phil Gudet

Not every car is perfect. Teslas aren't the best in the world, build quality is trash, handling is trash, usability anywhere on a long road trip is trash, etc. I'll tell you right now, the Tesla is only good at going fast in a straight line and being electric. I'd much rather own an M3 or Giulia QV over a P100D just because the driving experience, the quality, and the handling are just better.

Vor year
johntsingis
johntsingis

I didn't understand the final part about buying a Tesla is like buying a share in the company. How so?

Vor year
Ellsworth M. Toohey
Ellsworth M. Toohey

OK so we relearn what all EE have known for a 100 years, the electric motor is the best, torque curse, power/mass etc... Your review is  honest compared to all the crap one see on Youtube and you use metric which  removes the confusion of the "imperialist" salesman.  You should have tried to keep the high speed and tell us what is the range with the huge heavy outdated 18650 battery pack equivalent to TEN LITERS OF GAS ! And what about telling HOW MUCH gas/oil/coal is required to charge this 100kWh. How many MEGAWATT (1000A @ 1000V) to recharge in 5 min the time it takes to fill a 500kWh equiv gas tank.? The Tesla worshippers driving around city block to fight the evil ICE car manufacturers and the oil companies will refuse to understand. BUT Real people who need a real car they can afford and use to go where they want when they want must be warned not to fall in the trap ! Current LiIon batteries are UNSUITABLE and ANY battery car pose a HUGE problem to set  a network of suitable charging station. We don't hear much about this isn't ?

Vor year
Dogphlap
Dogphlap

Damning by faint praise.

Vor year
JustWasted3HoursHere
JustWasted3HoursHere

What is this guy smoking? The first Model S made 'car of the year' in car magazines all over the world when it was first released. An impressive feat considering it was Tesla's first self-designed car! (The Roadster was actually a Lotus with a Tesla powertrain). JW3HH

Vor year
MICHGO1
MICHGO1

THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T OR DIDN'T GET EVEN BETTER.

Vor 4 Monate
I
I

Comparing a big sedan to a 2 seater sports car. awesome. you missed the point, tesla is about the TECH and the electric drivetrain

Vor year
Rodrigo Gabbana
Rodrigo Gabbana

THANKS 4 share !

Vor year
Rohan Anderson
Rohan Anderson

Just on the "slip slop slap to go to the shops" comment, the glass roof blocks 98% of UV rays and 81% of the heat. So unless you're going on a seriously long drive, it's not a concern, and if you still don't like it, Tesla sell an optional cover.

Vor year
MICHGO1
MICHGO1

THEY SHOULD ADOPT MERCEDES "MAGIC GLASS" MUCH MORE ELEGANT THAN UNPACKING AND INSTALLING TESLA'S COVER.

Vor 4 Monate
dr j
dr j

How are you buying a share in the company?

Vor year
David Soto
David Soto

Which car has gotten the highest rating?

Vor year
Anthony Brennan
Anthony Brennan

Peter, one of your best road tests. Accurate, without silly fluff comments and just enjoyable. Thanks.

Vor year
Idi B
Idi B

Great review, but that music did not fit... incredibly annoying it was.

Vor year
Anthony Brennan
Anthony Brennan

I agree Yoda.

Vor year
gasdorfic muncher
gasdorfic muncher

ratings by this guy make no sence , he rates Ferrari 4/5 then gives tesla 8/10 he skips fuel economy... charging ..crash tests ..self driving

Vor year
Peter Robann Sobrepena
Peter Robann Sobrepena

MrJohnnyDistortion Sadly, you are poor in math, especially in fractions 😉😂😂

Vor year
MrJohnnyDistortion
MrJohnnyDistortion

Peter Robann Sobrepena WHAT? Anyone can see that 4/5 is smaller than 8/10.

Vor year
Peter Robann Sobrepena
Peter Robann Sobrepena

8/10 is equivalent to 4/5.. it's a simple mathematical simplification of fractions.

Vor year
tmat04
tmat04

+MrJohnnyDistortion​ While I wouldn't go as far as to stating Ferraris are trash, they aren't what they used to be. Ferrari has been producing cars much longer than McLaren has...yet most McLaren cars outperform Ferraris. And so does Porsche. A 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 will toast a LaFerrari in a drag race, for example. And, so, gone are the days when Ferrari was everything one dream about in a sportscar/supercar.

Vor year
MrJohnnyDistortion
MrJohnnyDistortion

@Mc Laren Did you just give yourself that thumbs up?

Vor year

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