Hey, remember Tesla? The electric car maker that found some success turning Lotuses into battery-powered roadsters back in 2008, then spent the last three years trying to convince everyone they weren’t just gonna be another niche sports car maker that never turns a profit and is run by an egomaniacal human-shaped penis? Yeah, they’re still working on that. But now their plans include a sportier version of the long-promised Model S sedan.
dick-in-chief CEO Elon Musk announced the plans for a quicker sedan at the semi-official release of the Model S, which gave those who’d placed deposits for the new electric four-door a chance to check out the car maker’s new factory and take test drives in a Model S prototype. Musk said his company plans on building a high-performance model that runs from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, more than a second quicker than the current car and 0.3 seconds faster than the 2012 Audi S6. Of course, every 4.5 seconds of jamming the S6s accelerator to the floor corresponds to only a second or two at the gas pump, whereas for the Model S…[via Reuters]