Tesla Model S, high performance. Raven enhancements. Adaptive suspension gives it combination of smooth quiet ride, but gets more stable at speed or when driven aggressively.
It is the anti-Viper. Fast as hell, great road car and slient in it performance.
Model 3 Performance is more nimble and fun. Firm ride and track mode.
I only have 2 Model 3s, but I've driven Ss lots. The S is a big luxury car, with stunning acceleration. It rides beautifully. It is a little small in the drivers area, but a big car in dimensions. It is like a Mercedes S class. You feel it's weight entering corners.
The 3 you described well as nimble. Think of it as a BMW M3. It's ride is a little bumpy compared to the S.
The 3 depreciates far slower than both of those, so your cost per mile will be half.
The beautiful thing about Tesla acceleration is how silent it is. You can use it far more, because it does attract attention with noise. The cops don't look.
With a couple kids the Model S Long Range might be a good choice ($80K). It looks great, is easy to drive, has tons of storage space in the hatch back design. It is ultra clean running, can charge up in the garage, so no more trips to the dirty gas station. Stereo is great and GPS display makes getting around pretty easy. Car has glass roof, so the kids in back still have some headroom. Car has lots of status and will be an article of conversation and attention. Problem is that the factory is currently closed for Covid. Some still in inventory, so you need to contact Tesla delivery and see what they might have still on the ground.
For the Guys here, Tesla has announced they are working on a Plaid (Spaceballs) version of their Model S. It will have a wider track with a wide body look. A 3rd motor will be placed in the rear to allow torque vectoring for better handling and more power. Initial tests on the NRing show it is FAST.
Gonna cost a ton, but for the average Baller on here it might be just the ticket.
Last edited by Uncle Paul; March 29th, 2020 at 12:35 PM.
Can't beat EV performance....as long as you will never have to evacuate the area for more than 200 miles. Some very interesting blogs a few year past here in Florida when hurricanes were forcing evacuations of 600-1000+ miles with very little infrastructure support (no gas let alone charging stations). Some Tesla owners were caught "off guard" you could say!! I just laughed.
I just can't do the EV, not there yet. Plus with my wife I know she would forget to charge it and somehow that would be my fault.
I'm partial the mercedes over BMW, but thats just me, so I would look at the E class and even the S class (its doesn't drive as large as you think and the tall teens will be happy).
As Sun mentioned, wait if you can. I've had my eye on a few things as the market continues to crash. Might be thinking 458 if the prices continue to drop. However the Benz AMG GTS Renntech just speaks to me, so there's that.
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