Tesla: ‘About as American-made as it gets’

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Motor Trend Car of the Year Award goes for the first time to a Silicon Valley made car without an internal combustion engine. The choice was unanimous – Elon Musk’s Tesla Model S 4-door sedan. Warren Olney talks to Dan Neil, Auto Critic for the Wall Street Journal about the car. “I think the sheer novelty of the experience of the car behind the wheel  is so radically different than an internal combustion engine car,” said Neil. “The sound is different, the acceleration is different, the tactility is different,  the fascination with the machine is on a completely different wave-length.” Listen to more about the car, its speed and what it feels like to drive, below: