A recently discovered easter egg in the Tesla Model S might very well be the coolest easter egg ever discovered. Though easter eggs (code for a hidden message or inside joke embedded in software) are typically found in PC-based programs, that didn’t stop Tesla from joining in on the fun in an incredibly awesome way.
One seriously overlooked detail from last week’s big Bloomberg report on Apple’s car project was that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed just how far Apple is willing to go to bring his best workers over to Cupertino. In fact, Musk actually told Bloomberg that Apple is “offering $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 percent salary increases” for jumping ship. More →
Apple doesn’t typically make flashy acquisitions, which was why its big buy of Beats last year came as such a surprise. Nonetheless, Internet entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis makes the case that the stars are aligning perfectly for Apple to make its most massive acquisition yet: A $75 billion buy of electric car maker Tesla that he thinks will happen within the next 18 months. More →
To be fair, there’s no doubt that Elon Musk is a genius. Tesla and SpaceX are two of the most exciting companies on the planet and they’re doing incredibly important and groundbreaking work in the fields of electric cars and space exploration, respectively. There’s no way either of those companies would have come as far as they have without Musk pushing his engineers to their limits — one anonymous SpaceX engineer, for instance, says Musk has a “reality distortion field” on par with Steve Jobs. More →
If the reports are true that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is just as difficult to work for as Steve Jobs was, then there are probably a lot of very uncomfortable people at the company right about now. Reuters, via Re/code, brings us word that Tesla’s sales in China were so dismal last month that Musk is about to blow a gasket and start firing people. More →
Not too long ago, Tim Cook hinted that Apple is working on some amazing products that will be unveiled in the future, revealing the company is also developing some products that have yet to be mentioned in rumors in the press. Recently, however, various reports have taken stabs at what the company might be working on, and Business Insider may have now shed some light on one of them. More →
Tesla first unveiled its Model X crossover utility vehicle (CUV) back in 2012, although it’s not set to release until later this year. Given that the car is fairly close to launch it’s not surprising to see Tesla testing it out on the road and Seth Weintraub at Electrek directs our attention to new video that shows the Model X going on a test run at the Alameda Airport test track in California.
Tesla’s tuned version of its Model S has been making waves ever since it was announced last year, and we have seen it do some pretty incredible things so far. It beat a Lamborghini Aventador off the line and it absolutely obliterated a Challenger Hellcat in a drag race, and it did it all without a single drop of gasoline. The Model S might not be the most refined luxury car on the road, but there’s no question that the P85D can hang with even the fastest supercars on the market.
Precious few people know what it’s like to actually sit in a Model S P85D when the driver floors it, but now a hilarious new video gives us a pretty good idea of what all that power feels like. More →
As we’ve seen in the past, Tesla’s Model S P85D simply gets incredible acceleration and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an insane 3.2 seconds. While we’ve already seen the Model S P85D go up against a Lamborghini in the past, StreetCarDrags has posted a new video showing the car going up against a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, one of the world’s top muscle cars that features a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine with an output of 707 horsepower. More →
Tesla is an amazing car company with an incredible CEO. I wouldn’t necessarily bet against them, but here is why I think we maybe should. Ever since Tesla loaned me a Model S almost two years ago, I have almost jumped in and bought one on three different occasions. In that time, Tesla’s supercharger network has rolled out across the world, with reasonable density in the United States. The company also introduced a new AWD dual-motor Model S with mind-blowing acceleration, and forward-looking autonomous features that can be activated and developed with software updates down the road. Beyond all that, the car is obviously all electric and quite incredible.
I still think it’s a failure — here’s why. More →
The stunning car pictured above is, without question, a class leader. The sleek and sexy styling is second to none, and the all-electric drivetrain makes it a modern masterpiece. Featuring dual electric motors and all-wheel drive, the car uses a configuration somewhat similar to Tesla’s exciting new P85D supercar. It also features a leather bucket seat with a four-point safety harness, differential steering, a coil-spring suspension and an integrated 7-inch Android tablet with HDMI out, all for a price that is about 1/100th as expensive as Tesla’s cheapest Model S.
Of course, there’s a huge catch: It has a top speed of 10 mph and if you’re taller than about 4 feet, you probably won’t fit in it. More →