Tesla Model S & Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

January 5, 2013

The impressive Tesla Model S has arrived! We take a look at all of its features and take it for a test drive. Then we get a first look at the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8




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38 thoughts on “Tesla Model S & Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

  1. Rex Montana

    The Model X prototype blueprint was drawn with the wheel fan blades forcing wind into the wheels, while the car here is the opposite, sucking air out of the wheels. This makes me think these guys have no idea what they’re doing. Or maybe they’re pretentious nerds who believe they’ve transcended physics.

    Then again, it’s probably a better idea to expel air. Depends on the air pressure at that point.

    I dunno, I’m skeptical. It’s so conspicuous. I don’t like the pinwheel wheel fan blades. Not cool.

    1. Kevin Perera

      Isn’t it just that they use the same wheels on both sides of the car, so the left side pushes air out, and the right side sucks air inward? I suspect the difference in negligible, since the most of the air is not blowing straight into the wheel like an aircraft but at right angles to it. So the top half of the rotation cancels out the bottom half.

      I actually really like the fan blade wheels – strikingly handsome on the models I’ve seen roaming around Silicon Valley – the Testla S has such presence.

  2. Rex Montana

    The SRT-8 has won many accolades. I was tempted to buy it. But the interior is still substandard.

    Just add some real materials. How hard would that be?

    1. DetroitEquipped

      Took a 14′ srt-8 out the other day. Wait to buy that, it gets the 8-speed and always puts you into the power.

      Unfortunately interior materials do get sacraficed for one cost reason or another, but it doesn’t feel cheap. Once you realize your stock suv just did 0-60 in 4.3s (which I did), you’ll loose focus on that.

  3. Tyler Durden

    Tesla —- how lucky are we to be experiencing a true rEVolution in automotive design / performance?

    Mark my words: in 10 years, Tesla will (literally) rule the world.

    I fully expect that within 10 years, Tesla will take over (buy out) one of the major automakers (Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota).

    1. Rex Montana

      I can’t “mark your words”, sorry. Tesla will not buy out Ford nor buyout Toyota. You are giddy. Batteries are not as efficient as fuel tanks, not ever. Physics.

      1. Rick Kuda

        Engines are not as efficient as motors, not ever. Physics. Tyler may be a bit optimistic, but you are too cynical.

  4. TexGuy

    I’ve been on the wait list for 10 months and just got mine last weekend. It is an amazing piece of technology and an absolute blast to drive. I’ve yet to give a test drive for someone who doesn’t walk away trying to figure out when/how they are going to get one. They all think this is the future of the auto industry. I’m a bit more conservative as I think there will always be room for multiple fuel type autos/transport and the cost/efficiency curve is going to move around with technology.

    BTW, I loved the review Adam and your show in Dallas with Prager. It’s a real guy reviewing it the way real people would. I’d suggest your “foil” just ask you questions to get the information out instead of both of you trying to provide info. Just my 2 depreciating cents worth.

  5. GC Diesel

    Adam – Awesome episode. I saw a Model S at my dog’s vet the other day. Thing looked amazing. The SRT-8 is stupid fast, but I’m really looking forward to the 3.0 Liter diesel that they’re offering in 2014. Banks will do a number on it I’m sure.

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