I love a big V8. The sound, the rumble – the drama. If I was buying a car tomorrow that’s what I’d choose – Something seriously meaty that I probably couldn’t afford.
The problem is, the Model X is so much cooler than anything I have driven in a long time. The Lambos, the Porsches, nothing makes me feel smugger than this Tesla.
I’ve just driven back from interviewing explorer Levison Wood in central London. The Tesla is made for this type of urban gig but it’s what the Model X did outside of the capital that impressed me.
Sure, the Range Rover Sport and BMW X5 handle better, the Volvo XC90 T6 hybrid is quite fast too and looks smart but the Model X just raises the bar soooo much higher.
I can’t deny the price is whopping – with a few extras it easy tops £100,000. The gull-wing rear doors aren’t quick enough and I still keep a constant eye on the range calculator.
But this is still a super comfortable, seven-set machine that carries six in total comfort. The enormous iPad-style screen is simple to use and , well, I’ll stop gushing now and try to find one reason why you shouldn’t buy this instead of a Land Rover/BMW/Mercedes…