An autojourno told me that getting a Tesla Model S P85D for evaluation is tough, even without a Death Watch series hanging over their head. Yet Tesla’s boss went on 60 minutes admitting his concerns during Christmas 2008, concerns that paralleled ours. No matter, Death Watches are TTAC’s past. Meet our “Code Brown” instead.
And stick around: because you, dear reader, shall help us review it.
Spend a few minutes in a freshly delivered P85D for sensory overload: one cannot process all the new and radical in one sitting.
To wit, the gigantic screen’s demand for a vehicle name: there’s only one name for perhaps the last brown Tesla ever made, ordered with this speedy powertrain.
One can rightly argue the P85D’s holeshot is diaper worthy.
And while “insane mode” is a big part of the story, it’s kinda not. Code Brown possesses more than a single man could road test over the course of a week.
Hence the clarion call for reader feedback, before testing begins. Post your questions, concerns, insights, etc for TTAC’s upcoming review. I’ll read them, make notes and citations, using it as a foundation for my time with this Tesla Model S P85D.
Off to you, Best and Brightest.
(Special thanks to my brother for giving me his new daily driver for the upcoming review. No Public Relations Butts were hurt in TTAC’s acquisition of Code Brown.)