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Tesla now accepting pre-orders for Model X SUV

By Shawn Knight
Sep 2, 2015
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  1. Tesla is now taking orders for its Model X, the company’s seven-passenger electric SUV first announced in 2012. Here’s all of the pertinent we know at this hour.

    First things first, the Model X won’t come cheap. As InsideEV notes, the Model X Signature Series starts at $132,000 and requires a $40,000 deposit (versus the $5,000 deposit for the standard Model X). For the money, you’ll get a fully electric SUV that’s good for around 240 miles on a single charge.

    There’s also an optional tow package for $750, a subzero weather package that adds $1,000 to the cost and a ludicrous speed upgrade that commands an additional $10,000.

    Much like the Model S sedan, the Model X is capable of blistering acceleration courtesy of its electric motor powertrain. The front motor pumps out 259 horsepower while the rear has 509 ponies on tap. That’s good for a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

    If you opt for the ludicrous speed package, the 0-60 time drops down to just 3.2 seconds. Tesla says a Model X with the performance package can run an 11.7 second quarter mile. That’s extremely fast – especially for an SUV – and will be more than enough to embarrass the (stock) Mustangs and Camaros of the world from a dig.

    Tesla says the Model X is expected to arrive early next year.

    Rear shot courtesy Britta Pedersen Zuma Press

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,341

    Looks like a Q5 had a baby with a Model S. At least its fast, though.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    If that is the way the doors open, they can keep them as far as I am concerned. That's a big safety hazard.
     
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,389   +329

    Let me guess, half of the engine is DLC.
     
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  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,341

    Are you for real?
     
  6. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Even with the crazy price tag, the reason this is good new is because it would mean more electric vehicles on the road; and hopefully leads to more competition.
     
  7. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    hmm... Downloadable Content, Dilithium Carbon or DLC coated? :3
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Why exactly do you think it is regulation for workers to wear hard hats?

    What ever is holding the door suspended will eventually fail. I will not be the one under the door when it does fail. Nor will I be held responsible for someone Else's (especially a kid's) safety either. So yes, I am very serious!
     
  9. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    Nope. If it hasn't led to more competition now, with the Model S, Volt, Leaf, and other LEVs on the market, it's not going to lead to more competition down the road.

    But I'm pretty sure all the richies who don't mind having a car that cost same as a house are going to love showing off their new little "green" toy to the masses.
     
  10. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Just making sure, so you're against the whole concept of gullwing doors then? At least the front doors look like they open like normal. :p
     
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Yes and hatch-backs as well. At least the hood is not something opened daily (much less several times a day), or I would have an issue with it.
     
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,341

    I have a safety bubble I'd like to sell you.

    Problem is, I left it under a squat rack at the gym. So, retrieval may be a bit risky. :p
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Laugh it up. I only hope you don't one day live to regret it. I bet you also laugh at the safety first sign every time you see it. There is no sense in designing anything in an unsafe fashion. I don't care how eye pleasing it is.
     
  14. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    So what happened to the concept of having an affordable car for the everyday person? Looks like just another pipe dream to get as much money from people as possible .....
     
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    It'll probably make the X5 or Q5 look like it's looking for parking. I'd love one (Ok, two) but sadly we don't get them over here yet and even if we did... No ways could I afford one. :(
     
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    Relax Cliff, lighten up. It'll probably be many a year before one of those gas lifts (or whatever mechanism they use) fails. The chances are by time that happens the car will have long since been scrapped.
     

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