2014 Tesla Model S P85+ takes on the Ike Gauntlet Review

2014 Tesla Model S P85+ takes on the Ike Gauntlet Review
2014 Tesla Model S P85+ takes on the Ike Gauntlet Review

The Tesla Model S P85 is a revolutionary car that says goodbye to the internal combustion engine and hello to the electric motor. But how will this all electric car do when the road gets steep and the altitude gets to two miles above sea level.

From Dillion, Colorado to the Eisenhower Tunnel U.S. I-70 climbs 8 miles to a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet or 3,401 meters.

That’s enough elevation and grade to test a small economy car like the 2014Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Sonic Turbo, but how will the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ perform on the same stretch of American Highway?

In Part 3 of another accurate, informative and fun TFLcar mashup review Nathan, Emme, Andre and Roman take on the Ike Gauntlet in the most powerful electric production car (the the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+) to see how it handles the steep grade and lack of air density in the Mountains of Colorado.

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Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.