As of Friday October 10th, the Tesla Model S P85D is now the fastest 4 door car in the world. Elon Musk, the rocket man, has built a rocket car.
The P85D can go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Also packed inside is an autopilot system that has the ability to detect street signs, traffic signals, speed limits, lanes and even cars ahead. It can even make its own lane changes and will automatically do so if it senses an impending accident begging one to ask will .08 even be a law sometime from now?
But the real story is Tesla itself. 3 years ago my parents both car enthusiasts had never heard of Tesla. My friends most of whom are engineers and science guys believed it was a farce. Now my middle aged, technologically challenged, conservative voting parents want to save the world and what’s fast and thats electric. The smartest minds leaving Harvard, Cal Tech, and MIT don’t want to work at NASA or Microsoft. And definitely not Ford. They want to literally be a part of something bigger by joining Musk in building rockets or rocket cars. Innovation will always tower over the big three.