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MT Car of the year... Designed by OUR guy!

OUR guy designed the MT Car of the year!

The Tesla Model S.

First time they can remember all 11 judges 100% certain it was hands-down winner.

Plus the first time a non-combustion engine won.

This link at the Tesla site has link to MT post, as well as a lot of other goodness.
Model S Reviews | Tesla Motors

OUR guy??
The man in charge of designing the Tesla Model S ,Franz von Holzhausen..
is also credited with designing the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky (as referenced in many of the articles...

Here is an interesting artcile from 2005, specific to the Saturn Sky.
Sky's not the limit for this young designer - Herald-Mail
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And I'd buy one in a heart beat if I had a spare $90k laying around .....
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Not TOO interesting.
Karma looks A LOT cooler.
Looks like a Camry with a Maserati nose
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I was sitting at a light tonight and a Karma pulled up next to me. The rear deck lid sat about 3/16" higher than the fender. Sad.

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I'd pay off my RL, buy a Lotus Elise and pocket 20 grand instead.
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I am a big fan of the Karma and Elise also... but I don't think the Tesla is in the same category.

Tesla is a luxury vehicle built for room and comfort, and happens to be electric, and with the higher end models, has "pull your face back" acceleration.
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I am a big fan of the Karma and Elise also... but I don't think the Tesla is in the same category.

Tesla is a luxury vehicle built for room and comfort, and happens to be electric, and with the higher end models, has "pull your face back" acceleration.
To each his own but for Tesla money, I'll take a 911 or a Z06 and pocket what is left. To be honest I wouldn't trade the Sky for a new Tesla unless it was to sell the Tesla immediately and buy a sports car that isn't a novelty.
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the big knock on the Tesla, is that the battery packs are very expensive and do not last. Its a battery. I read somewhere that $40,000 of the top-of-line $100k model are batteries that will need to be replaced!
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