Tesla Model S PLAID Impressions: Re-Inventing the Wheel!

Objavljeno 22. jul. 2021
PLAID Model S is stupid fast. And is better built than ever. But that yoke tho

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  • Hilarious watching people comment about flaws in products that they'd buy in a heartbeat if they could afford it. Kinda like Android users who bitch over IPhones. That aside, I wouldn't worry about the steering wheel. That will be replaced with a gaming pad. By then these cars will be fully autonomous and subscription based.

  • The car have cockpit control column which is pretty cool. I would definitely purchase this aeroplane like vehicle.

  • Can I just have your lifestyle pretty please

  • fuck this shite made in us snoflake toycar

  • Very good video!

  • Maybe the flight yoke is getting us ready for the Tesla model that also flies?

  • I bet GT Sport will get that.

  • Round steering wheals work cause they are round :p efficiency is inherent with circular technology. Why take a huge step backwards for something as important as the controls of your flagship vehicle?

  • Man if they had ambient lighting

  • so the HU still freeze as usual?

  • Simplified Car is electric and luxurious and futuristic Driving hazard

  • It just needs the neurolink update so you can just think about using a turn signal

  • It's definitely more satisfying slamming your hand against the wheel instead of touch a screen when someone cuts you off lol

  • Amazing video. Shocking steering wheel.

  • Please upload a full review! Thinking of ordering this but very torn on the yoke and the stocks issue.

  • Next step is steering via touchscreen... Lol, what did they think with this steerin wheel. it is every way unsafe as it doesn' t even have the recommended 10 and 14 positions availible...

  • This is unsafe as Hell. Definitely a deal breaker for me. The yoke is comparable to square wheels. I'd rather buy an inferior EV with the way safer steering wheel.

  • The yoke needs to move up and down, so you can rotate that beast

  • when i learnt to drive my dad told me to keep my hands at 10 and 2 (clock angle references), how on earth would i do that in that car 😂

  • It's always interesting to see people attempt to use the yoke. Everyone instinctively tries to turn it as if it's a regular circular wheel and they'll also try to catch it as it returns to its original position like it is one. That only works for circular wheels because if you put your hand out to grab the wheel at any point around its axis you're pretty much guaranteed to grab part of the wheel but with the yoke that's not the case. The solution would be to simply put your hand through the large openings on the yoke under the capacitive buttons which also seem to be much larger than the corresponding openings on a regular circular wheel, a feature which I like. If you put your hand through, the amount of distance the wheel can travel from your hand won't exceed a certain limit which is the point where the wheel contacts your hand making it very easy to gain control of the wheel quickly no matter its position. Even if your hand is in a regular steering position, your hand is already right next to the opening making it easy to put your hand through and make quick and controlled sharp turns and you only have to use one hand to do so. The wheel won't slip away because it can only travel so far if your hand is there. I also don't understand why people say that not having the horn in the center is a safety issue. I never use my horn because I don't like the idea of having to move my hand from the wheel to use it especially when driving one handed and especially in an emergency situation where I'd want to keep both hands firmly on the wheel. I'd much prefer the horn button to be right by my thumb where I could easily access it without having to move my hand from the wheel.

  • I don't understand why people don't just put their hands through the holes on the yoke to turn it. It seems like such a simple solution than trying to grab it as it's turning. If your hand is through the hole you're guaranteed to grab part of the yoke to turn it no matter its position. I'd just put my hand through and lift up or push down and around to make large turns. I also never use my horn because I don't like taking my hand off the steering wheel to use it so I'd prefer it if it was a button right by my finger

  • I hate the yolk. I wish Tesla would provide a regular steering wheel.

  • im surprised you didnt show gaming on here

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  • I usually like Tesla design choices, but they need to bring back the control stalks for blinkers and driving modes. I don't even want clicky buttons, I want the stalks. Also, I absolutely hate the idea of having both turn signals on the same side of the yoke, and having the horn be a teeny, tiny button which looks difficult to reach for someone who doesn't have giant hands. The Model 3 controls are so simple and intuitive.

  • Gonna get one murdered out

  • How the hell could you afford this car? You actually own this thing??

  • Looks like a total shitstorm of design decisions that look nice and are unusable.

  • Tesla should add in a software update an alternative mode for the touch buttons, from a tap to a 2sec hold function for example, also I imagine a lot of people will either change the wheel entirely or they’ll modify it in some way to resemble a normal wheel.

  • imagine being a moron who pays super premium to get a "ultra" tesla model, just to realize steering is fucked

  • Steering wheel 🤢💩🤢

  • Man, I don’t often envy the luxuries that wealth affords (mansions, boats and the like) but the new Teslas make me feel a slight pang of regret that I can’t afford to experience this amazing tech.

    • 100% I feel you man Tesla’s are so fucking cool hopefully I might be able to buy one

  • If they make that car talk, I'm gonna loose it.

  • Best review I have watched Thank You

  • You need real buttons for horn.

  • Wow its the Best car in the world

  • you run under a 10 second quarter-mile you don't need a chute to race when ran my first 10 second pass in my evo I couldn't run again wasn't chute I need to have a certified roll cage .. thats through NHRA NZ

  • Really good review, thank you!

  • When are we gonna see Tesla vs Ferrari at Le Mans? Who cares about drag races? blah, When is Tesla going to have a racing team at Sebring Le Mans and etc? S0ooo cool

  • DAMNIT Marques.. now you got me thinking back, over my years of driving, exactly how many miles in total have I driven? Putting the mindset of driving into a skill category rather than.. "just a normal everyday thing humans do, on a level of NOT THINKING OF THE IMPORTANT NUMBERS". Thank you

  • Ever try a "steering knob"? Could be a perfect fit for the Yoke steering wheel. Inexpensive and easy to attach and detach. Worth the try?

  • The sort of performance is necessary for ppl who are religious on cars, like everyone who is willing to pay 100k on a car. Its like the love for Jesus, who isnt living so this no real love. A love into the spechs, the feel, the status, the coolness factor. But all this has nothing to do with the car, its just a mirroring of the ego of the driver. If women invent cars, the world would look totally different. And its sad. Because all these power and luxury needs a big battery. The hp, the higher is the acceleration, the higher is the energy consumption. Its an exponential function. If Musk would design a Tesla on high efficiency, the car has not the be a lot smaller, but its has about 150hp, in due this a lot smaller battery, therefore a lot less of weight for the car, which leads to the same range. Sure, not a thing for a broken ego or for posing but very good for the future of this planet. Where do you wanne drive on a planet with 50°C average?

  • Awful looking thing, inside and out

  • The Tesla Model S Plaid set a new Nürburgring lap record for production EVs. It beat the Porsche Taycan by 12 seconds. Elon Musk said that the Tesla was straight from the factory without any modifications and that he hopes to try again with carbon breaks, aerodynamic surfaces and track tires.

  • Can you get the not-video-game-controller version?

  • Tesla is a car made to be driven on the clouds, not the road.

  • Like everything except the white interior…. Looks nice but hard to maintain.

  • Tesla wanting to make people use autopilot more so makes the yoke steering wheel which is annoying to use to drive normally 🤣

  • The wheel isn't just bad...it's DANGEROUS. When your about to crash you react by instinct and that instinct is based on a ROUND wheel .

  • That steering wheel suck, in reality you are paying just for a tablet and speed, the car itself is garbage. MERCEDES EQS is much better.

  • It needs some italian aesthetics and touch...

  • Steering wheel that lack physical buttons, and potentially dangerous because of " accidential touch"... sad

  • 6:50 All right, so now it only takes 4.71 seconds to get killed instantly, that's progress!!

  • One day some car company will introduce joystick

  • MKBHD is really a heavy driver 🔥

  • White interior 😬

  • And you still calling it 'wheel' 🙄😌

  • oof, I am one of those drivers that has one hand on top of the steering wheel, and this would drive me nuts for a couple of days

  • If Tesla/spacex are so good at cars and with space crafts, Why don’t they make a flying car?

  • There is a reason Canon and Nikon retain old school physical controls for their pro cameras...

  • Awesome Video!

  • Nice Sedan!

  • looks a stressful car to drive

  • Tesla’s are boring looking cars for uppity NPC’s with no sense of individuality, relying on a car to define their personality. 🤮🤮🤮 the “iphone” of vehicles.

  • apple charger... Tesla steering wheel... lol...

  • After you turn a sharp corner that yoke will be a spinning weapon as it spins back to its neutral position....terrible design on an otherwise beautifully engineered vehicle,

  • I hate that steering wheel. Totally overrated. But that speed...

  • Use your moms name when you want to swear.

  • When I saw the steering at the beginning, I was thinking "Where the hell did the other half go". Then I realised that's how the design is. That's a big CON, which could make people not buying this model.

  • Perfect initial analysis. Need you to review everything I plan to buy. Very informative.

  • Tesla is the New Lambo!

  • the horn is a trumpet...

  • what a boring exterior design

  • I have model s p100d

  • 1 fix for the buttons on steering wheel could be to make buttons not work when wheel is moving idk not perfect but better.

  • If u DIDN'T c him ... Ud swear this was a man

  • wooow amazing and I agree,though I am still concerned about the price..

  • Stering is also fine

  • I hate the yolk

  • I think not having the physical gear shift is the biggest thing for me.

  • My god. I want one so fucking bad

  • I would want a more responsive gear shifter and click buttons on the steering wheel

  • The wheel is dumb af

  • Can't we have an autonator in electric cars that can automatically charge the battery as it runs?

  • You speak like an old person!

  • There are USB-C ports in the center tray under the wireless charging pads. If you need to plug in more devices like a dashcam, you can unplug one of the pads, plug in a splitter and plug in the dashcam. That steering wheel is a copy of the wheel for KITT in knight Rider, but with extra grip bar on the bottom.

  • Interesting.

  • Just got myself a model y and I think the idea of the yoke is to give you that feeling of driving an F1 race car or flying a fighter jet esp if the car is that fast! Tesla’s on point in my opinion but MB could be right about the buttons

  • i just buy another V8 , lol .

  • I admire your initiative.. But your lack of real world experience influenced by your age is cringe worthy sometimes.. For Example..: The charge rate is 900 "MILLIAMP" HOURS.... 🤘

  • Our forefathers. forefathers.... Took more than 1000 years to invent the wheel ⚙️ But now Tesla is going back to them..... 😭 . 😭 . 😭

  • Anyone who glares at me in real life, like you are in the thumbnail, quickly learns their mistake. But seriously I know it's popular with the brothers but it's very irritating

  • Come to check this Tesla model S to compare with Mecedes EQs at first, but Tesla flat screen and yolk done it for me. will just to go back to Mercedes EQS.

  • Somehow i've watched so many tesla videos (bc i looveee tesla) and recently about new model S and no one talks about the reality of steering yoke no one, so i loved your video and your true opinion and not just the superficiality like others do

  • 1:28 ludicrous Driving!! lol

  • Long trips ... get ready for shoulder exercises. 💪

  • I saw you at Yorktown supercharger. I was in the white one with my leg out.


  • The horn button isjust stupid.