New Tesla broke Consumer Reports' rating system

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Awesome New Tesla Broke Consumer Reports' Rating System

Tesla Motors is always attempting to break the mold by producing high quality, fully electric cars. Instead, the company broke Consumer Report's ratings system with its new Model S P85D, which scored a 103 out of 100.

You're probably wondering how that's even possible. Consumer Reports said it had to overhaul its ratings system just to accommodate the P85D's unique combination of performance and efficiency. "This fully electric car is a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry. With the most advanced safety features, over the air updates and world class performance, all without consuming a drop of gasoline," it said.

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OK, that sounds pretty good. But exactly how good is it? For starters, the electric vehicle gets the equivalent of 87 miles per gallon and does it without sacrificing any horsepower.

The P85D can go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, more than twice as fast as James Bond's signature Aston Martin DB5.

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DEVER, CO. - MARCH 13: Clients and media were offered an opportunity to drive the Tesla Motors P85D Model S during a demonstration at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO March 13, 2015. Teslas electric motor has instant torque, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. (Photo By Craig F. Walker / The Denver Post)
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 12: Tesla Model S P85D is revealed to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center on January 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/WireImage)
OJAI, CA-FEBRUARY 05, 2015: The new Tesla Model S P85D produces extra power with the addition of a second electric motor putting out the equivalent of 691 horsepower. It's priced at $104,500. (Photo by Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
OJAI, CA-FEBRUARY 05, 2015: The new Tesla Model S P85D produces extra power with the addition of a second electric motor putting out the equivalent of 691 horsepower. It's priced at $104,500. (Photo by Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A member of the Moscow Tesla Club demonstrates the operation of the touch-sensitive digital control screen inside a Tesla S P85D electric vehicle, manufactured by Tesla Motors Inc., on display at the Smolensky Passage shopping center in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Tesla said it doesn't sell its vehicles in Russia, so it doesn't 'provide warranty, charging solutions, service, or assistance with the necessary steps to legally import' its cars. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The Tesla Motors Inc. logo is seen on the grill of a Model S P85D electric vehicle (EV) at the company's retail store in San Jose, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. has launched a wholesale revamp of its stores worldwide as the electric-car company prepares to debut the Model X, its first sport-utility vehicle. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The rear of a Model S P85D electric vehicle (EV) is seen at the Tesla Motors Inc. retail store in San Jose, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. has launched a wholesale revamp of its stores worldwide as the electric-car company prepares to debut the Model X, its first sport-utility vehicle. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Despite the better-than-perfect score, Consumer Reports points out that doesn't make the new Tesla a perfect car, writing "The interior materials aren't as opulent as other high-ticket automobiles, and its ride is firmer and louder than our base Model S."

The car also comes with a six-figure price tag — $127,820. So unless you're rich like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, you probably won't get the chance to own one.

Still, the car is being hailed as the car of the future. And if you just have to have yourself a Tesla without the hefty cost, the company plans to release a sedan called the Model 3 for just $35,000 in 2018.

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