I guess the bravado play is fine but they just seem totally unprepared for it. It seems like going after Porsche from a "sports perfomance" angle is a losing bet. The risk is they never can get a good Ring time and they look foolish for all the effort and smack talk in the trying.
But that's Musk for you.
The "Oh yeah!? Look what we can do!" WWE **** comes off as amateurish in comparison.
There was a Model 3 at the (very low stakes) car show yesterday.
My biggest takeaway was it’s the plainest car ever, inside and out. The EV tech is great but what a blah design for the money.
I did appreciate that the trunk and trunk opening were way bigger in person than in photos.
On a Tesla related note, I won't post the article since it is only tangentially car related but it is a significant issue to Tesla and Musk:
Tesla and Musk hid facts about SolarCity deal and SpaceX involvement, shareholders claim in unsealed court docs
Tesla owners start seeing a data usage counter with a 50GB cap
At least Tesla doesn't charge for Apple Carplay.
It's not clear if Tesla will charge more for heavy internet use.
Tesla last year started splitting data into standard and premium tiers, but it's now hinting that it might watch how much data you're using, too. Some owners have noticed a data use counter showing up on their cars with a seeming 50GB cap. It's not yet clear what this cap is for or what happens if you chew up more than 50GB of data. However, Tesla is displaying this to people with the Premium Connectivity package, not just Standard.
We've asked Tesla for comment. It may have more to say about data usage once there's a wider rollout for its cars' version 10 firmware. Having said that, it wouldn't be surprising if Tesla charged extra for heavy data use. Netflix and YouTube streaming are on the way, and those can easily consume gigabytes of data in a single session. Caps could discourage drivers from going on Stranger Things marathons in their cars and help Tesla stay on the good side of carrier partners anxious about their network loads.
"Ordered my model 3 on 9/21. Today a front fender randomly showed up at my house."
Tesla V10 Software incoming. This really makes these Model 3s special. Spotify finally landed along with tons of other improvements and "wow" factors.
Slow Car Fast
I do like how much they update their software, any word on if basic things like the situational awareness display issues have been ironed out (wigging out cars around the vehicle, etc.)? that was the most wonky thing I experienced in my test drive.
Interesting video - curious thought though, wonder why there was no temporary striping or better/earlier signage about the upcoming merge (unless earlier signage was just not shown in the moments leading up to the video). It is odd though nonetheless how the old striping is clearly still there and just itself terminates into the barrier instead of being re-striped to identify the new/temporary lane merge.
It’s an adjustable barrier for peak traffic. They have one one the Roosevelt bridge into DC. I think if you were just watching the lines you’d crash into it too
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Plenty of construction zones have pavement lines that don't necessarily correspond to the intended path of traffic through the construction zone.
I don't think Tesla has the ability to read and interpret signs yet, anyhow.