Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas Gets Car of the Future
The famous singer's Tesla is an expensive electric sports car (produced by Tesla Motors) claimed (by its producers) to accelerate from 0-60 mph(97 km/h) in about 4 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 130 mph(more than 200 km/h), being as quiet as a gentle breeze.
It seems Will I.Am is perfectly aware of the car's performance and labels it accordingly: “If you’re going to line up cars from exotic to normal, it would go like this…McLaren, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lotus, Tesla, Maserati, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz and BMW” Will.I.Am said. “As far as high-performance cars go, Tesla is right there, in between all of them.”
The vehicle was heavily tested in late 2006 and early 2007 and as a result, several changes were made. Such model can cost $100,000 but keeping in mind that it wastes no gas, the price might seem not so spicy.
However, Will I.Am was not only interested in having a piece of history but also in personalizing it: “I was born in East L.A. and you just don’t buy a car there,” he said. “I’m going to make the interior dope. I don’t want to have the same car as everyone else. It’s got to have custom seats and big wheels. But, when I customize it, I’ll be working directly with Tesla…I won’t be taking it to my homey’s, Lalo’s on Mission. I’m going to work with them since they don’t really give options.”