To be honest, I have watched countless electric car launch conferences for so many years. When it comes to benchmarking models, Tesla is still the most mentioned name. People can shake. A few years ago, the Tesla Model X (parameter|inquiry) had no rivals as a million-level pure electric SUV, but now that there are many rivals, is it still the strongest SUV on the surface? What can we get by spending more than 1 million yuan on an electric car?
If I could only use two words to describe the Tesla Model S/X, I would use the word “furious”: madness is the pursuit of the ultimate technology, and violence is the pursuit of the ultimate performance. Take a look at the label on Tesla Model X Plaid: cancel the shift lever, adopt a non-circular steering wheel, three motors with 1020 horsepower, 0-100km/h acceleration of 2.6s, each of which teases people’s nerves.
It is said that it is easy for electric vehicles to achieve fast acceleration. Looking at the market, there are not a few models that can accelerate 0-100km/h in 3.X, 4.X seconds, but when this number comes to the prefix 2, its The acceleration experience is really not a level. Some people may say, “Is it necessary to be so fast?” I think those who say this must have never really experienced the “zero-hundred” acceleration of 2.X. In fact, for a million-class SUV, excess performance itself is a kind of competitiveness. It is like a glass of salt water, the more you drink, the thirstier you become.
In addition to the two methods mentioned above, it also has the ability to automatically shift gears, but we did not experience this function in this test drive. It needs a subsequent OTA upgrade. After the upgrade, the vehicle will use the memory before the last stop, and then pass through The perception of the auxiliary camera automatically judges which gear should be switched to in the current situation. Although I haven’t experienced all the three ways of shifting gears, I feel that the way of touching and sliding is the fastest and most convenient, but this way also requires a process of adaptation. After all, we have formed muscle memory for the physical gear shifting mechanism. It is difficult to master the new operation mode as soon as you get started.
If you really can’t get used to the Yoke steering wheel, you can also choose the traditional steering wheel, which can be installed for free in China now, but this way you and your friends will have a lot less talk. However, no matter what kind of steering wheel, the car’s turn signal and horn are integrated at the three or nine o’clock position of the steering wheel. It will be accidentally touched when turning around or turning the direction on the spot, which also requires learning costs.
Due to time and venue reasons, we did not experience the extreme speed of the Tesla Model X Plaid straight-line racing mode, but even so, it exploded with quite strong acceleration capabilities. I would also like to remind everyone that the straight-line racing mode must be experienced in an environment with closed roads and adequate safety measures. We usually drive, and we must also pay attention to safety when using sports or Plaid mode. Do not try it easily on the road.
The design of Tesla Model X Plaid’s frameless doors and falcon-wing doors makes it twice as difficult to control noise. When the speed exceeds 80km/h, wind noise and tire noise will still be transmitted to the cabin. There is still a certain gap in quietness compared with rivals in the level positioning luxury SUV.
After a short test drive, my colleagues all walked out of the car with mysterious smiles. The Tesla Model X Plaid is the kind that makes the corners of the driver’s mouth rise unconsciously, making it difficult for the passengers not to scream. vehicle type. If you are a person who likes excitement and longs for wind and freedom, then its “crazy” is enough to make you perfectly reconcile with its other shortcomings.