Tesla Model X revealed

10 Feb, 2012 1:22pm Richard Ingram

First pictures have been revealed of the seven-seat Tesla Model X

Electric sports car manufacturer Tesla has released details of its all-new Model X. The seven-seat SUV is designed as a zero-emissions alternative to the likes of the Audi Q7, while being faster from 0-62mph than most sports cars.

The Model X is expected to offer similar performance figures to the Model S on which it's based. This means it could be capable of going from 0-62mph in just 5.6 seconds.

The SUV's batteries are hidden beneath the floor to maximise space. There's a second boot under the bonnet, which means the Model X is able to seat seven adults across three rows, and their luggage.

While the Model S is rear-wheel drive, the Model X has been fitted with a new all-wheel-drive system. The electric motors - one on each axle - send power to the correct wheel to maintain traction without sacrificing acceleration.

The Model X gets ‘Falcon’ doors. The gullwing arrangement allows the doors to operate in extremely tight spots while on the inside, there's a 17-inch touchscreen display, leather seats and a panoramic roof.

The Tesla Model X is expected to launch in 2014, but there are no details of a UK release yet.

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hello baby

hello mbaby

Going to cost 50k, and youll be lucky to get to the end of the drive in it.

Yippee.