Tesla Model X Review: ‘Bioweapon Defense’ Mode, Falcon Wings & More

Tesla Model X Review: ‘Bioweapon Defense’ Mode, Falcon Wings & More
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The Tesla Model X has finally arrived in New York City, and immediate feedback is that the new SUV is cool and totally worth the wait.


The brand new Model X has been unveiled as one of the most powerful electric SUV’s today, making the $132,000 quite worth it. For starters, the Model X P90D can travel as far as 250 miles and reach zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds as it travels a top speed of 155 mph. When you get the Ludicrous Speed Upgrade though, this vehicle can easily go from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 3.2 seconds.

Meanwhile, there’s also fun to be had onboard the Model X 90 D model. After all, it can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. It’s also able to reach top speeds of 155 mph. On the other hand, the Model X 70 D model can go from zero to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and can travel up to a stop speed of 140 mph. Keep in mind that the Model X is actually an all-wheel drive SUV. This means you get maximum power and traction every time, keeping your drive as safe as possible. And what better way to enjoy a powerful drive with a large panoramic windshield that lets you enjoy the view ahead any time of the day.

As far as statement goes, the Model X has plenty. Its Falcon Wing doors are enough to make a dramatic entrance wherever you pull up. These doors are not just for style, though. In fact, they were made with parents in mind so that they no longer have to duck inside the vehicle when securing children into the seats. And when it comes to seats, you can choose between standard black and tan leather seats. Or you can choose to have the suave-looking ultra white seats.

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Another feature Tesla is what CEO Elon Musk calls the Bioweapon Defense Mode. This essentially makes the car pollution-free both inside and out. When activated, the Model X will be filled with positive pressure inside the cabin to protect driver and passengers. At the same time, there are also medical grade HEPA that filters bacteria, pollen, viruses and pollution from the air before it is circulated inside the vehicle. Aside from the Bioweapon Defense mode, passengers can also choose to circulate with outside air or re-circulate inside air.

During a presentation of the Model X to the press, Business Insider reports that the purpose of the Bioweapon Defense mode in the SUV is to ensure that air inside the cabin is as clean as the quality of air inside an operating room in a hospital. Moreover, Musk jokingly remarked, “We are trying to be a leader in apocalyptic defense scenarios.”

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