You've probably seen the hype about the Tesla Model S. Here it comes, this amazing piece of all-conquering technology that, at a stroke, manages to make all conventional cars look about as modern as oxcarts. Behind all the clickbait headlines, there's a lot that's real and accessible about the Model S, but the price has been a bit of a sticking point. Initially, the car was slated to carry a price tag somewhere north of £80,000 over here, which made it pretty much irrelevant to most car buyers.
Then something interesting happened. Tesla started giving us options. Today, the top-spec 'Performance D' model with the 85kWh power pack would still cost around £85,000 on the road, but the ordinary all-wheel drive 85 kWh variant these days costs under £70,000 and you can get a 2WD version of that car for well under £65,000. Even more affordable is the variant we're going to look at here, the all-wheel drive 70 kWh 70D model, priced for a £60,000 budget. It could be the best Tesla Model S propect yet.