Tesla Model S without Autopilot upgraded with comma.ai OpenPilot solution

A “Classic” Tesla Model S without Autopilot was recently upgraded and tested with comma.ai’s OpenPilot software, an open-source driver-assist system. The automotive automation startup’s OpenPilot system echoes some of Tesla’s Autopilot features, including automatic steering in highways. comma.ai’s technology could be installed in supported cars through the use of the company’s EON Dashcam DevKit, which […]

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Tesla rival Porsche Taycan (Mission E) hits Nürburgring for high-speed testing

The Porsche Taycan, formerly known as the Mission E sedan, was recently spotted doing some high-speed testing at Germany’s famed Nürburgring. As could be seen in a compilation of the all-electric car’s runs, it appears that the Taycan would be able to live up to Porsche’s statement that the vehicle would be capable of being […]

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Tesla rival Porsche Taycan (Mission E) hits Nürburgring for high-speed testing

The Porsche Taycan, formerly known as the Mission E sedan, was recently spotted doing some high-speed testing at Germany’s famed Nürburgring. As could be seen in a compilation of the all-electric car’s runs, it appears that the Taycan would be able to live up to Porsche’s statement that the vehicle would be capable of being […]

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Tesla Model S P100D drag races Dodge Challenger SRT 392 in 1/4-mile battle

A Tesla Model S P100D recently went head-to-head against a Dodge Challenger SRT 392 in the quarter mile. As could be seen in the quick battle between a silent electric killer and the loud muscle car, which was uploaded on YouTube’s Wheels channel, it takes way more than a bad launch to overcome a Tesla. […]

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Tesla shares video of drifting Model 3 Performance during skidpad testing

Tesla has shared a video of the Model 3 Performance during skidpad testing. The short clip, which was uploaded by the Silicon Valley carmaker on Twitter, featured the high-performance variant of the compact electric car burning rubber and drifting around what appears to be a closed area of the company’s test track. Skidpad tests usually […]

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Tesla “uncorks” early Model X 100D with more power, faster acceleration

A Tesla Model X 100D recently received a software update that “uncorked” more performance from the luxury all-electric SUV. The update, which was featured in a recent DragTimes video on YouTube, allowed the Model X 100D to attain a better speed and power output compared to before. In the recently-uploaded video, Brooks, the owner of […]

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Tesla Model 3 sets REFUEL Production GT lap record at Laguna Seca raceway

A Tesla Model 3 equipped with upgraded brake pads and Hoosier slicks set a new Production GT lap record on the famed Laguna Seca Raceway, during the annual REFUEL clean power motorsports event on July 1. The single motor, non-Performance variant of Tesla’s mass-market electric car was able to complete the 2.238 mi (3.602 km) […]

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Tesla shares timelapse video of busy Fremont factory lot during Model 3’s final Q2 push

Tesla shared a rare glimpse inside the Fremont factory’s outbound logistics lot during the final week of Q2 2018 — the week when the electric carmaker finally achieved its target of producing 5,000 Model 3 per week. As could be seen in the short timelapse video, Tesla worked around the clock to achieve its goal, […]

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Tesla Model S P100DL Electric GT race car track-tested by Top Gear veteran

British racing driver and former Top Gear and Fifth Gear television presenter Tiff Needell recently got behind the wheel of the Electric GT’s Tesla Model S P100DL race car. In a video uploaded on YouTube’s LoveCars channel, the former race driver provided several compelling insights about the vehicle, including its handling, its speed, as well […]

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Tesla Model 3 takes on Pikes Peak hill climb in performance and range test

An unmodified Tesla Model 3 took on the famed climb to the 14,000-ft summit of Pikes Peak, the site of one of the most intense hill climb events in the automotive world. As noted by the Model 3’s owner, the compact electric car handled the 12.42-mile climb flawlessly, with no signs of performance degradation. The […]

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