Originally Posted by Uncle Paul
Some are making the case that Tesla is the new Viper.
No one who can fucking drive is making that case.
The Viper is an analog vehicle that is really tough and challenging to drive at the limit on a road course. It is hard to even get good 1/4 miles out of it. It takes skill.
I've driven the Tesla with factory guys at a manufacturers' event at Thermal track outside Palm Springs. The Tesla people wouldn't allow it on the track, just the roads because it is an overweight pig on the track. They admitted that. It is an automated appliance that is a no skill, one trick pony. It can accelerate quickly in a straight line. It is the poster car for "Drag Racing for Dummies".
When stage 4 self driving kicks in probably later this year I'll buy one for my wife. She hates to drive. I'll take it out when I don't want to drive in stop and go traffic.
The Tesla is the opposite of the Viper.
It is the Viagra of cars. If you can't get it up, it helps you pretend.