Something tells us he won't be keeping his job.
Elon Musk's way of marketing Tesla automobiles has been a bit unconventional. Although improved charging times and better range are very important to the brand and its public image, a lot of time was spent making sure that these cars are more than just commuters. Part of that is making them super quick and therefore more exciting. Unfortunately, it's the excitement of driving the Model S that got this valet in a world of trouble.
The owner of the Model S left his car with a valet who was obviously excited about the car's abilities and decided to put the car into Cheetah Stance Launch Mode, something that makes Performance models incredibly quick. However, this experience didn't result in much fun.
Either the car was way quicker than the valet expected, or he wasn't concentrating, but whatever the reasoning, the end result was him crashing the car over a curb, a ditch, and then even a small concrete divider. According to the owner's girlfriend who posted the experience on Reddit, the car was totaled. For those of you who own a Tesla or are simply fans of the brand, you may be aware that there is a valet mode specifically to avoid this sort of thing happening, but it seems that on this occasion, the owner simply forgot to activate it.
Considering that the Model S Performance is capable of 0-60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, it's not a huge surprise that the valet was blown away by the brutality of the car's launch, but we have to wonder why he thought that doing a full launch in somebody else's car, in a parking lot, while at work seemed like a good idea. According to sources, an investigation is now underway to determine the full extent of the damage but it's highly unlikely that this particular valet will be around to find out how bad it was. The lesson? don't mess with other people's property, especially when that property costs almost $100,000.