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Car of the Week: Tesla Model X Deliveries Finally Begin

After a years long wait, and many delays, Tesla Motors finally started shipping the highly anticipated Model X. When it was first shown in 2012 The Model X quickly became the fastest selling Tesla to date, with sales exceeding $40 million on its first day of pre-orders.

The all electric SUV even proved to be somewhat of a halo-effect for the brand, with Model S reservations climbing 30% following the initial unveiling of the Model X.

There was some concern from fans that one of the features from the original concept wouldn’t make it to production – the Falcon Wing Doors – but they managed to survive to production and are one of the main draws. Opening up and out of the way, allowing passengers stand up in the second row and step directly to the third row.

The Model X is built on a stretched version of the Model S platform, having a longer wheelbase. Tesla claim that although externally Model X has approximately the same external dimensions of an Audi Q7, it has 40% more room inside and is capable of carrying both seven large adults and considerable luggage.

The Model X is powered by dual a motor all wheel drive setup, and comes with your choice of either a 60 or 85 kWh battery. Accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds in its performance guise, making Model X faster than many sports cars on the market today, including the Porsche 911 Carrera.

The Model X comes fitted with Tesla’s trademark 17″ in-dash touchscreen display for driver controls, vehicle apps, web connectivity and onboard charging.

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