One of the reasons I loved this car (and yes I know love is a strong word, but I think it's applicable here), is that it makes you Speed Smug. What's Speed Smug? Well, thank you for asking. It's that particular smugness which comes with knowing you will be faster than the car next to you. Without doubt.
So, you know when you're at a red light and need to change lanes before the parked car up ahead, but you're unsure whether you'll beat the car next to you? With the Tesla Model S, you know you will. You just know. The Model S 75D gets from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds, and the 100D does it in 2.8 seconds. And knowing that you will be faster than the car next to you feels really good. Hence the term, Speed Smug.
Second up is the silence. For a car to go this fast traditionally, there is a lot of sound that comes with it. Fast cars are loud, it's one of their traits. But the Tesla is quiet. There are no growls, there are no grunts. Just a soft, low whistling that sounds like it's straight out of Star Trek. It's how you know this is the future, rather than the past of the car industry.
It literally whizzes up hills, sticks flat around corners and is basically like you're driving a spaceship, or at least, the next best thing.
It's a sizeable car, but this had to be pointed out to me because I had no trouble parking it - the high definition reverse parking camera takes away any doubt about how much room you've got behind you, because it also tells you exactly how many centimetres you are away from hitting something. And if you do get too close there's a pleasant bell sound rather than the usual panic inducing beeping.