Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti
Maybe you're reading the wrong publications, then? Yes, comparison tests have mentioned the adverse effects the weight of the Model S has had in head-to-heads with cars like the Audi RS7, Porsche Panamera and BMW M5, but every test I've read has also discussed the excellent handling, good road-holding and even well-above-average EPS in terms of providing road feel.
I'm generally the last person to defend Tesla, and I'm hyper-critical of some elements the press just glosses over: the fake performance stats, the dismal quality control, the Model X debacle, the fact that the company is running out of cash...I could go on. But hey, I'll say this: the Model S handles really well.
I was not trying to say that it is not a good handler, as in normal driving conditions it drives well enough. It just annoys me that most publications tend to focus on a simple metric such as 0-60, but most other metrics typically measured in comparison testing are grossly overlooked. As far as I am concerned, a Tesla is only good at either AER or acceleration. Otherwise, it's just a very expensive toy. Tesla is still a very young OEM and all of its issues it is experiencing would be certainly expected. But if it manages to survive, it will be a good contender.