Model: Model X 90D
For this month’s Ride of the Month, in correlation with Valentine’s Day, we found just the right car to feature: A red, multi-coat Tesla Model X.
The Tesla Model X isn’t only an SUV that can achieve zero to 60 mph in about 3.2 seconds, it is also classified as the safest SUV that has been made. From the outside, the Model X might seem like a normal all-wheel drive, but it bursts at the seams with surprises. Being an all-electric vehicle, the Model X helps to protect the environment because it doesn’t produce any fumes. The seats also appear to be leather but are actually a plant-based material – vegan seats. It seats five comfortably. Another unique feature is the falcon-wing doors.
Since the car is not designed like a traditional gasoline consumer, one would question what under the hood looks like. If you popped it open, you would find a convenient front truck. That’s right, a “frunk.” This luxury vehicle also has a large glass windshield that Coleman describes as a “helicopter-like panoramic windshield.” In the center of the car, to the right of the steering wheel, is a 17-inch touchscreen where the car’s controls can be accessed.
Dr. Tweet Coleman first caught the Tesla bug on a visit to Oslo, Norway, in 2016. A friend named Bjorn had introduced her to the make since Tesla was quite popular in Norway. Soon enough, Coleman urged her husband, Patrick, to check out the dealer in Oslo. Tweet first saw the Model X in a sleek black color being pulled out of the showroom. “I sat in the driver’s seat and felt like I was in a pilot’s seat of a small jet. This is the main reason why I instantly wanted a Tesla Model X,” says Tweet.
It is safe to say Coleman has a soft spot for flying. She earned her doctorate degree in Aerospace Aviation Education and is a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “I spent years in an airplane teaching others to fly and as a Continental Airlines pilot flying Boeing 727’s and Boeing 747’s around the globe,” Tweet says. Not only does sitting inside the Tesla feel like the cockpit of a plane, some of the functions are alike. The cockpit of a plane could have access to the same features in more than one place, and the Model X is like that, too. The dashboard also offers an electronic screen that shows a picture of the vehicle and where it sits on the road as it drives. Tweet says this is just like an airplane, especially when you are trying to land and the plane will show exactly where you are.
Tweet claims her Model X makes driving enjoyable and has a great feel. “I look forward to my next car being a flying car. I hope Elon Musk has that on his radar screen because I have been very happy with the services from Tesla,” she says.
For Valentine’s Day, Tweet has provided 14 reasons as to why she loves her Model X:
It makes driving fun, an awesome feel.
Safest car on the road.
Falcon Wing doors.
Helicopter-like panoramic windshield.
Good for the environment, no CO2.
Developed in the USA.
Made in Fremont, California.
All electric, all-wheel drive.
Minimum annual maintenance.
17-inch touchscreen for all controls.
HEPA filtration system for clean air.
Frunk (front) trunk.
Eight-year warranty on battery.
Vegan interior, no leather, yet soft like leather.