Gallery: The New Tesla Model S Revealed, But Does It Dazzle as Expected...


Are you saving up your pennies for the upcoming Tesla Model S? Well, Tesla just revealed the first photos of their new Tesla S, and we have to confess to being a tiny bit disappointed by the somewhat lackluster design. The styling is Mazda from the front, Buick from the side, and Saab from the back. None of those brands is known for dramatic good looks, so that all adds up to a sigh of frustration over here — especially when we love our EVs sexy, futuristic and sporty.

Now, it’s possible this design isn’t finalized, and there are signs of hope in the teardrop-shaped windows and hints of Aston Martin sportiness in the front grille. And getting this car to market at all is a huge accomplishment, particularly as it comes with a 300-mile range battery and serious performance that’s far above the average for an electric car.

Maybe our expectations are a bit high, but honestly, if you’re going to shell out $100k and up for an electric car, you don’t want it to look a little bit like your grandmother’s Buick, do you?

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  1. Aje Parker June 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    The design is just fine, and people who are as critical on the points you mentioned are probably unconcerned with the inside of the design and focus solely on the aesthetic. I would like to think Tesla drivers have much more going on than just aesthetics. Yet an ugly car is not at all the case in point with this model. I bet other car makers will send you a swell thank you gift, token of their appreciation.

  2. guntis.rat June 7, 2011 at 1:38 am

    What are you talking about?! Apparently you don’t know anything about model S. It’s design to look like normal car not one of those crazy future concepts you are talking about, and where do you see them coming on too the road? Model S is beautiful master peace.

  3. b June 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    This car is supposed to start at around 50k, not 100k. You may be thinking of the Tesla Roadster.

  4. xsimpletunx June 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    This car is supposed to cost far less than 100k, half that in fact. You must be thinking of the Tesla Roadster.

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