Like you’re driving a cloud. It’s smooth, it’s silent, it’s light. Quite honestly, it’s a pleasure to coast along the road like you’re in some kind of rocketship, rather than a road vehicle, and I found myself making excuses all week to get into it.
It positively zooms up the hill near my house I test all cars on, and without a doubt is the fastest car I’ve ever driven (it goes from 0-100kms/hr in 3.1 seconds, which according to my CarsGuide colleagues is basically unheard of. Especially in an SUV).
So overtaking is hilariously easy. There’s no question you’ll be faster than the car next to you so you’re supremely confident on the road. Couple that with the size of the car (big) and the silence while you’re doing it (there’s no engine, so no loud growl while going up hills or pedaling to the floor), and you have an all-around driving experience that makes you feel amazing. It. Is. Fun.
It’s also clever, with features like regenerative braking, so when you take your foot off the accelerator, it automatically cuts the power so the car slows down. It means you barely need to use your brakes and also saves power. You can turn this feature off if you don’t like it.
The Model X a long car, and you’d think parking wouldn’t be the easiest because visibility out the small back windscreen is quite poor. But the reversing camera is 360 degrees, huge, and also tells you how many centimetres the car is away from hitting something, so it’s surprisingly simple to park.
Same with the turning circle, which is a large 12.4, but the gears are on the steering wheel and change in less than a second, so doing three-point turns is a breeze. There’s no struggling with the steering wheel or even moving your hands from it.