Cartoonist Tells What It's Like To Own a Tesla Model S

Being a cartoonist isn't just a means to an end like most other jobs out there. It involves a 24/7 obsession for drawing, an escapist nature and a slightly different view on reality. So what happens if a full-time cartoonist is also a part-time petrolhead?
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Cue Matthew Inman, best known for his work as "the Oatmeal." He typically spends 12 hours a day or more on the computer. Due to his prolonged working hours, Matthew doesn't really have as much time as he would've wanted for driving his beloved new ride - a Tesla Model S.

But a cartoonist's frustration can easily metamorphose into an inspiration kick. That's how Inman came up with the background idea of his latest Oatmeal article, full of entertaining remarks and amusing drawings of the "magical space car" manufactured in Palo Alto, California.

So what's it like to live everyday with a car more modern than the times we live in? From a cartoonist's point of view, it's as interesting as it is hilarious. A handful of unique features gave Matthew pause about the amusingly nicknamed "Intergalactic SpaceBoat of Light and Wonder" or "Electric CruiseBeast of Protons and Wormholes".

One of them is the size of the electric engine, located between the two rear wheels of the electric luxury saloon. Even though the P-85 Model S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, the size of its motor is similar to a watermelon's. "The Oatmeal" artist also describes the engineless hood as the "frunk", a wordplay between front and trunk.

However, a few passages from the cartoonist's review made us roll on the floor laughing our heads off. Even though we found the car's handling to be clean, transparent and predictable, Inman says that the Tesla Model S handles like the bastard child of a Ferrari and a luck dragon. Needless to say, the illustration is epic.

Check the entire Oatmeal review of the Tesla Model S by clicking on the following links: part one, part two.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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