1pm: Finally, we got to delivery. Matt and Tim took us into the delivery area and as we rounded the corner, we saw this:
Wow, what a beautiful machine. Pictures do not do justice to the form or the color of the Model S! You’ve got to see one in person to truly appreciate it. The delivery guys had done a really nice job of prepping the car and making it look it’s best and they even left us a little gift in the frunk:
I think we’ll be needing these in the next couple days!
After wiping the drool off of our faces and the permi-smile began to fade, Matt spent the next 2-3 hours patiently walking us through the features of the car. I will get into them all in more detail over the course of the drive, but I’ll try to hit some highlights here.
Let’s start with everyone’s favorite, the touch screen. In a few words: it’s huge. And it’s really clear. Functionality of the entire car is controlled through here, and for me, someone of Gen Y, it’s fairly intuitive. Time will tell whether it’s easily used by those older than me, or easily/safely used while driving. It’s obvious that a LOT of thought went into it’s design. Most of the delivery time was spent walking through the different pages on the touch screen and all of the interwoven functionality.
Storage capacity in the car is fantastic. Because it’s a hatch back, it reminds me of the cavernous capacity of an Acura Integra I once owned. Open the rear, fold down the seats and put anything you like in there…
Interior materials are gorgeous. We’ve chosen the black seats with the red signature piping and the lacewood trim and it looks good.
Panoramic sunroof is giant and easily controlled via a swipe on the main touch screen.
I’ll be posting on features in more detail later, but let me know if there’s anything specific you want to know about.