Thanks for the pictures. Looks great :thumb:
So how does it go on the road? Is it regested yet?
A full answer to your question will tell you why the pictures were delayed, but here goes:
The car shipped out of CA a week-and-a-half ago on Wednesday, and they FedEx'ed the DMV papers at the same time. The same day, Mrs. prowler had an emergency trip to FL after her father had a stroke.
Anticipating what was to come, ProwlerJr. and Mrs. ProwlerJr., and ProwlerJr-2nd headed down to FL on Thursday. I used that day to finish my taxes as well as my mother's, who passed last year.
The papers arrived Friday, I went to DMV, had to fax a power-of-attorney to Mrs. Prowlie (at her father's deathbed) and registered the Tesla. Returned home and added it to my insurance.
I flew to FL on Saturday (week ago) for the funeral. I got a call this past Tue that the Tesla was ready for delivery, but had to delay to Wednesday for when I returned home from the airport. The Tesla was waiting at 3:30 PM when I arrived. As you can see from the pictures, it was raining and the truck driver just drove it into the garage.
It was wet the next day (and I really didn't want to drive it into work in the dark since I didn't know the controls), so I first tried it out Thursday afternoon - WOW!!! I drove it to work on Friday and gave tours on the half-hour. It really is unique (the first in Northern VA - there are only two others at the other end of the state, and none in DC).
So, please take the above as an apology for the delayed posting.
The car is FAST! Full acceleration from any speed - it passes at 50 like the other car is standing still. No shifting, and IT'S NOT SILENT. It sounds like a cross between a jet plane taking off and an alien spacecraft. It's SMOOOOTH. The response to the ACCELERATOR (NOT gas pedal) takes some getting used to - you know how on an electric motor control, you turn it up and it goes faster, you turn it down and it goes slower? (maybe think blender or variable-speed drill). this is the same way - when I take my foot off the accelerator, it slows down quickly. If I let up halfway, it slows halfway. It becomes a game to let off at just the right time so that it just about stops itself at the stop sign or light, or whatever.
Color is gorgeous (even if it's not yellow) and it takes twice as long to wipe down (remember the rain) as the prowler - the prowler is one flowing surface, the Tesla is lots of lines and vents and recesses. The worst part is THEY WAXED IT!!! There's wax dust all over the place, and it really shows with this color. I'm going to have to do the whole Zaino treatment - especially the Dove wash and claying to get off all of the dust. Oh, and I bought the 3M clear film protection - there are custom pieces all over the place, and you really have to look for the edges to even see it's there.
I think I'm rambling at this point - I'll be happy to answer any questions (and actually prefer that to better talk about the areas you're most interested in).