Tesla is Invincible: What Happens When You Crash a Model S

Tesla Model S Crash Pics

Last August, Tesla’s Model S sedan aced the NHTSA’s crash safety tests with a perfect, 5-star score in every category. The results prompted Tesla Motors’ PR department to start hyping the car as “the safest car ever tested“. It seems like someone in Europe didn’t get the message, however, and decided to ram themselves into the back of a Model S. The results?

Tesla: 1, Opel (?): 0

That’s right- the little econo-sedan looks mortally wounded from its bounce off the Model S’ curvy hind-quarters. Said hind-quarters, it should be noted, look virtually undamaged (as do the passengers of the Model S, apparently). Not a bad performance from the Tesla, and another solid, wrought-iron nail in the coffin of the “it’s not a real car” argument.

You can check out the original tweet, from a user calling himself “HighTechJoe”, below, and let us know what you think of the Model S’ impressive performance in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!



Source | Photos: HighTechJoe, retweeted by Elon Musk.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.