Google's Driverless Car Involved In Injury Accident
Unusual Stuff

The Tesla Model S Is Motor Trend’s Car Of The Year

Posted 11/13/2012 6:00 am by

Motor Trend’s Car of the Year: the Tesla Model S

Tesla Motors is an ambitious company, but I’m sure even they couldn’t predict their success.  Tesla’s Model X SUV is very popular, the Tesla Roadster sold out, and the company is sparking an electric car revolution in California.  However, it’s Tesla’s success in the rest of the world that’s catching eyes.  In a decision called historic, Motor Trend has given Tesla’s Model S sedan the coveted “Car of the Year” award.  It was a historic decision because every editor at Motor Trend agreed that the Model S is the best car of the year.

“It drives like a sports car, eager and agile and instantly responsive. But it’s also as smoothly effortless as a Rolls-Royce, can carry almost as much stuff as a Chevy Equinox, and is more efficient than a Toyota Prius,” Motor Trend writes.  “By any measure, the Tesla Model S is a truly remarkable automobile, perhaps the most accomplished all-new luxury car since the original Lexus LS 400.”

The $57,000 sedan achieved the equivalent of 118 miles a gallon on a 212-mile trip taken by Motor Trend’s staff.  The car was able to go from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds despite weighing 4766 pounds, reaching a top speed of 133 miles an hour.  That’s the equivalent of a 416-horsepower gas engine!   Between this and the success of Space X, this is a banner year for Elon Musk!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Share this post, or Subscribe:

More Stuff Worth Checking Out »

Unusual Stuff

President Deez Nuts And Other Fringe Candidates

Posted 7/28/2015 11:41 pm by

Just when you thought it wouldn’t be harder to find a presidential candidate goofier than Donald Trump.  And yet, someone has found him. Deez Nuts is one of many declared presidential candidates lining up for consideration in November.  He joins my favorite candidate, Louisville house cat Limberbutt McCubbins, as one of many people to file […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Electronic Sports League To Start Drug Testing

Posted 7/23/2015 7:40 pm by

Wherever there are people striving to be the best, you’re going to have people willing to do anything it takes to win.  When there are hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, you’d be crazy not to use every advantage you have to try and get that money.  That’s why baseball has had a […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Google’s Driverless Car In Injury Accident

Posted 7/17/2015 7:12 am by

The future is the self-driving car.  No matter what we’re doing, what else we might be working on, the driverless car is a huge deal for certain companies, and Google is leading the way on the self-driving car front.  Google is actually testing self-driving cars, racking up tens of thousands of miles and testing on […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Siri Corrects Bruce To Caitlyn Jenner

Posted 7/15/2015 9:30 pm by

One of the biggest stories in the news over the last few months has been the former US Olympian and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner and his transition from male to female.  Not long ago, Bruce made a very public appearance changing to Caitlyn, and now Apple has honored her transition in a very public […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Tomorrow Is Amazon Prime Day

Posted 7/14/2015 8:58 pm by

Shopping is a full-time pursuit these days.  Everyone’s looking for the best bargains, and nobody’s willing to compromise.  It started with Black Friday, the first huge shopping day of the year, and now it’s spreading.  Cyber Monday, Christmas in July sales, and now Amazon is turning a random Wednesday into a bargain hunter’s dream.  Amazon […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The Cursing McDonald’s Minions?

Posted 7/09/2015 7:10 pm by

Foul language is unavoidable, and it probably always has been.  No matter what the morals police have implied about this new world, cursing has always been a thing, it’s just that what used to be a violent swear is now just a cheeky old-timer expression, consarn it.  However, just because it can’t be avoided doesn’t […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Ariana Grande Licks Doughnuts, Gets Store In Hot Water

Posted 7/08/2015 9:44 pm by

I don’t know anything about Ariana Grande, but I don’t think I really want to get to know her either.  She’s behaving a little Biebery, it seems.  On the Fourth of July, Grande and her cronies went to Wolfee Doughnuts in Lake Elsinore, California, and raised a little scene that was caught on security cameras. […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Lord And Miller To Direct Han Solo Movie

Posted 7/07/2015 8:46 pm by

The Star Wars universe, like the actual universe, just keeps expanding.  Since Disney bought the franchise and decided to add more to the world of George Lucas, the announcements just haven’t stopped coming.  Will Yoda get a spin-off movie?  What’s JJ Abrams got planned for Episode VII: The Force Awakens?  Everyone seems to want another […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Aetna To Buy Humana For $37 Billion

Posted 7/03/2015 8:05 am by

Health insurance has always been big business, but it doesn’t get any smaller with every passing year.  Obamacare has had its troubles, but it’s created a drive by the insurance companies that provide its services to merge.  Part of this is to get in new markets, and part of this is they want to mitigate […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Whole Foods Owns Up To Overcharging Customers

Posted 7/02/2015 8:48 pm by

There’s a reason Whole Foods is called Whole Paycheck.  The biggest player in the organic grocery game is renowned for being very, very expensive.  Personally, I don’t shop there, but I know a lot of people who swear by their products, despite the price.  Turns out there’s something to the store’s expensive reputation that has […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Bans

Posted 6/26/2015 7:33 pm by

One of America’s most divisive issues has been officially decided by the highest judicial authorities in the land, thereby ending a culture war that wrapped up religious groups, fast food chicken restaurants, political activists of all stripes, and the national media writ large.  Now, thankfully to those exhausted with the media cycle and all the […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Showtime Turning To Hulu For Streaming

Posted 6/23/2015 6:48 pm by

There’s no such thing as too much choice.  Sure, in some cases, you might not want all the choices you get, but when it comes to paying for something like, say, a cable channel, then options are always good.  In the wake of HBO’s announcement of a stand-alone streaming service, Showtime immediately jumped on board, […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The $10 Woman Quest Is On

Posted 6/22/2015 5:33 pm by

Everyone wants inclusion.  Everyone wants their contributions to the United States to be acknowledges, and not just by some coin no one uses, like a Sacajawea dollar, a Susan B. Anthony dollar, or a random state quarter.  Paper money is where it’s at, and it looks like a woman will be getting her face on […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Miles Of Doughnuts Break World Record

Posted 6/19/2015 7:21 pm by

The Guinness Book of World Records is pretty weird.  There are lots of records, and no doubt a bunch of them are doughnut related.  The world loves doughnuts; Americans really love doughnuts.  There’s a doughnut holiday, and we’re even looking into making getting doughnuts a lot easier.  The city of Hamburg Township, Michigan, really loves […]

Read »