Jay Leno on the Tesla Model S

Video

Tesla's chief designer Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay the low down on the all-American electric sedan.

For all the automotive wealth Jay Leno has at his disposal, it's the Chevy Volt that he uses for his daily commute. But after spending some time with the Tesla Model S, the Denim Chin thinks it could be time for an upgrade. There is plenty to like about the new all-electric sedan: it's easy on the eye, has enough space for a family of seven, can deliver a range of up to 300 miles, and due to the unique chassis layout, with battery cells forming the car's floor, the Tesla Model S has a very low center of gravity to the benefit of its handling.

Its curb weight of just over 2,000kg is masked by a fully pneumatic suspension, and when it comes to performance the sedan manages 0-60 in under 4.4 seconds - proper performance sedan territory.

You Might Also Like
8 Unusual Materials Used In Car Exteriors
8 Unusual Materials Used In Car Exteriors
Can't Afford The 2019 BMW 8 Series? Here Are 8 Cheaper Super Coupes
Can't Afford The 2019 BMW 8 Series? Here Are 8 Cheaper Super Coupes

Other unique features include a front trunk dubbed a "Frunk", two rear-facing child seats and a huge sunroof that's controlled from the 17-inch infotainment touch screen. Some say the Model S could one day be seen as the most important car since the Model T. From what we - and Jay - have seen so far, it's hard to argue against that.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$74,500

Related Reviews

2016 Tesla Model S Review: Easy To Love But Hard To Commit To
Test Drive
9
2016 Tesla Model S Review: Easy To Love But Hard To Commit To
2018 Tesla Model S Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Tesla Model S Review