Tesla Investigating Fatal China Crash
Tesla Motors said that it’s investigating the fatal accident involving its car in China.
March 14, 2016 German luxury tuning company Brabus has taken a crack at customising and tuning the Tesla Model S. This is a deviation from the German customisers tradition of tuning standard Mercedes-Benz offerings, in order to make them more performance oriented. The model S gets aesthetic enhancements, which in turn improve the overall performance statistics of model S. These enhancements include new 21 inch black alloy wheels, a rear carbon fibre diffuser, redesign intakes, which enhance airflow, rear spoiler and all new front splitter, which helps reduce aerodynamic drag and lift. It is expected that even this offering by Brabus will only be available as made to order.
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Tesla Model S is an upcoming model that is expected to hit showrooms sometime in 2017. The distinguished feature of this car, is its electric motor. The vehicle has been certified as a completely emission free machine, with its performance derived completely on electric power. The company has engineered the engine on unique terms, with the benefit of high powered batteries and drive inverters which keep a hassle free process. Despite thriving on completely eco-friendly means, the car does not suffer a lack of performance at all. With a massive top speed of 305mph, it outstrips most other conventional fuel models of today's roads. The delights of this car go beyond the engine, for the company has molded its look for a sporty and dynamic aura. Its clean athletic shape gives it the prominent cue of a race car, while more refined themes add to its modern stance. Its chrome underlining, its smooth metallic skin and its balanced exteriors render a more visually appeasing picture.
Delving into the interior, the car has been delicately brushed up for a more opulent aura, with fine seat material, wooden inlays by the front panel, and many other enriched detailing elements present by the space. The lavish feel is further reinforced with the presence of numerous comfort factors, ranging from the USB enabled stereo system to the navigation facility, the drive assists and the well placed storage areas. The company has geared up the safety of the vehicle with an eloquent list of features, ranging from ABS to seatbelt pretensioners, lane departure warnings and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The head and tail lamps have been intricately designed with Xenon lights, LED daytime running lamps, backlit side turn signals, LED rear tail lights and rear reflex lights, maximizing security on the road while driving.
Besides its energy efficient technology, Tesla is also known for its craft and design dynamics, and this model's outfit holds up the brand's reputed stature. The front is lower than the rear, giving an elegant and streamlined shape that allows the right passage of air, while driving. By the side, it carries a more graceful posture that blends its modern look with aerodynamic qualities. The picture is complete with a more toned and uplifted rear portion, which keeps the vehicle rooted in downforce and traction. Going into specifics of its exterior styling, the car wears an oval grille at the front that is tweaked in an eye catching manner. The marque of this company has been embellished at the front of its grille. On either sides of this, there are slender headlamps that integrate into the picture of its front, while adding a more enticing quality to it. The look of the front is complete with a wide air intake section at the bottom, which prevents overheating of this engine. The hood has been drawn with smooth lines that improve the visual quality of the front. By the side, the 19 inch aluminum alloy rims draw further emphasis through the pronounced wheel arches. The side profile has been treated with subtle body curves and sweeping lines. The flush mounted door handles are small and slender, blending into the picture flawlessly. The aluminum roof gives a structural superiority to this car, enabling a more function oriented driving experience.
The front windows are made with a frame-less design, and they have tempered safety glass, while the rear window is present with a defroster. The exterior mirrors come with power folding, heating and memory facilities, together improving utility and ease of functioning for the driver. The rear of the vehicle is huskier in its build, giving a more balanced and harmonious overall picture. A chrome accent is furnished by the center of the tailgate for a more exclusive and dynamic look. The slim rear lights have been inbuilt with LED lights, and a high mounted LED stop lamp is also present for enhanced safety.
The vehicle's exterior dimensions reflect a state of sound structural harmony, helping to strengthen its performance and durability on the road. It has a length of 196-inches and a width of 86.2-inches. With a wheelbase of 116.5-inches, it brings a generous area for the cabin. The front track stretches to 65.4-inches, while the rear track comes to 66.9-inches.
The cabin will be furbished with many exclusive design delights, ensuring that the ambiance is luxuriant. In addition to this, the company's precise modeling enables ample space for all of the occupants despite the constricted space, relieving the feel of being seated in a vehicle. Based on images of this car on the web, the seats are wide and comfortable, while the presence of headrests and armrests further moderates driving strains of the occupants. Rich upholstery will be dressed over the seats. The design of its front panel will bear a futuristic look, and attractive elements of wood are also laid out for a more modern touch. Piano black décor accents have been applied to areas of the cabin. The air conditioning vents are slim in build, adding to the progressive look of the place. The three spoke multifunction steering wheel will come mounted with tactile controls, blending form with function. The instrument panel has a clever design, and the presence of the 17 inch touchscreen further enhances it. Hand wrapped microfiber and synthetic leather surfaces will be present in black, escalating the plush quality of the drive. The interior door handles are to be made of metal, highlighting the luxury oriented vision that the brand employs.
According to reliable sources, there would be numerous comfort and utility elements for the occupants. Starting off, the 12 way power adjustable heated front seats are to come with memory function. The rear seats come with a 60/40 split fold down build, enabling the occupants to increase the storage area at the rear. The tilt and telescopic steering column blends safety with convenience. Aside from this, the power windows will feature a one touch up and down function, and a resistance reversing function would protect against pinched fingers. To preserve the drive ambiance, there is automatic climate control facility that comes along with dual zone temperature settings, air distribution controls and recirculation. This function would be further improved with a micro filter ventilated system that comes along with replaceable filters. Front LED map lights make for added utility, and this goes along with rear LED reading lights. There will also be sunvisors, a glove compartment, and an open center console storage area. Security is further strengthened with a high definition backup camera. A 12V power outlet will give occupants the ease of charging devices during the drive. A keyless entry profile would spare hassle for the driver, and this goes along with other facilities such as manual rear lift-gate and a keyless opening for the rear cargo area. The center armrest is to come with two cup holders, giving occupants the benefit of carrying beverages.
In terms of headroom, the measurement for the front is 38.8-inches, while the same for the rear row is 35.3 inches. Sufficient leg room is also provided, with 42.7-inches at the front and 35.4-inches behind. 57.7-inches shoulder room for front, and 55 inches at the rear enables worry free placement for tall, lanky and broad shouldered men. The total cargo volume of this vehicle comes to 31.6 cubic feet, while the front cargo has the capacity to hold 26.3 cubic feet respectively.
Coming to its performance specs, the vehicle can spurt from naught to 60mph in a mere 3.1 seconds, placing it on the same platform as models of Ferrari and other super cars. Meanwhile, it can race to a top speed of 305mph, yet another astounding figure for the electric model.
The vehicle will be powered by an electric engine, among the first of its kind. It makes for zero emissions, and yet secures strong performance at the same time. The liquid cool drive-train will be wired together with batteries, motors and drive inverters for flawless functioning. A 70 kWh/85 kWh microprocessor controlled, lithium-ion battery will transmit energy to the machine. This will be further supported by a three phase, four pole AC induction motor that comes along with a copper rotor. Aside from all of this, the company has processed the engine with a drive inverter with variable frequency drive. Another feature to be underlines in this machine is its regenerative braking system, which preserves the kinetic energy lost during braking and channels it back into the engine for a more economic drive.
Specific details regarding its fuel economy have not been released yet. However, with an electric motor, the car is expected to deliver a sound fuel yield.
The vehicle's plant operates with a power of 259hp for the front, and 503hp for the rear. Meanwhile, its torque stands at a pounding 967Nm. These are admirable figures considering that this vehicle is among the first to run completely on electric power.
Entertainment will be ordained with the presence of a 200 watt seven speaker audio system that comes along with radio, MP3 AAC and MP4 compatibility. The highlight of this car is a 17 inch capacitive touchscreen that comes along with media, communication, cabin, and vehicle controls. Bluetooth wireless allows occupants to make and receive calls within the car, and it enables them to use their devices to stream music. There are onboard maps and a navigation system provides driving assistance, and this comes with a free update every seven years for the most up-to-date operation possible. There will be many autopilot features for convenience, such as an automatic lane changing feature, a parking space detection feature, a self parallel parking feature, as well as a traffic aware cruise control feature. Two USB ports promote entertainment, allowing occupants to integrate their mobiles and MP3 devices with the system. A GPS enabled homelink secures ease of working for the driver.
Ventilated rotors and an electronically actuated parking brake guard control when driving. Rigged onto the wheels are firm discs of size 355mm at the front and 365mm at the rear, further boosting the handling quality. Coming to the chassis, the front axle hosts a double wishbone, virtual steer axis coil spring, while the rear is mounted with an independent multi-link coil spring rear suspension. Additionally, Anti-lock braking system prevents skidding or locking of wheels. Also present are efficient techno programs such as Electric stability control and Traction control, which altogether push the drive stability to its highest.
A forward looking camera is present, together with a radar and 360 degree sonar sensors. A blind spot warning, a lane departure warning, an automatic emergency braking facility and a speed limit display bring passive safety to the machine. Seat sensors for the front row occupants add an element of futuristic safety. The cabin has also been suffused with cushioning through eight airbags that aim to shield the head, the knee, the pelvis and all other critical body areas. Three point driver and front passenger seatbelts are also present, and they are delivered with retractor pretensioners, secondary lap anchor pretensioners and load limiters for the surest protection. An acoustic warning for the front row seatbelts further pushes up the car's active safety measures. For the presence of children, the manufacturer has designed the rear doors with child safety locks. An interior, manual release mechanism for all doors, the front trunk as well as the cargo area ensures that minimal discomfort is experienced in addition to safety. An anti theft alarm system and an immobilizer system help to build security for the vehicle as well.
The neatly designed side profile is further enhanced with the 19 inch alloy rims. The company has adorned the wheels with tubeless all season radials, ensuring a firm hold when cornering and braking.
1. The implementation of zero emission technology is the greatest plus point.
2. Stunning performance capacity.
3. Highly appealing exterior look.
4. The presence of numerous drive aids and safety systems is also a notable bonus.
1. Its price range could deter buyers.
2. As a side effect of being electric-run, it is considerably unreliable.
3. The cabin area could be improved for a more holistic experience.
4. The batteries require a higher amount of maintenance and re-filling.
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