This is the Midnight S≡R≡NITY Space...

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  1. Michael Russo

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    Tomorrow is the big day... the excitement is rising... :cool:
     
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  2. Michael Russo

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    Promised a report and here it is...

    Today I was fortunate enough to experience a true T≡SLA delivery experience and it was great!!!

    We arrived on time at the closest Store 210 kms away (130 miles) near Bordeaux, France... We were welcomed by a very friendly as well as knowledgeable Delivery Specialist, Guillaume, who assisted me during the whole process.

    Of course, having had 7 months of prior (older gen) Model S experience, the time was spent on key differences, the new V9 UI (very intuitive), how to operate SAS (super comfy) and minor other things. I felt right at home right away.

    The car has a black vegan interior plus alcantara rooflines, as well as nice dark wooden style dashboard inserts (very classy).

    The ride back home was nice (@ controlled highway speed (85 mph in France). The extra range versus my older S85 Red Dragon made me feel totally comfortable not limiting myself to 70 mph... I love the 2nd gen seats with adjustable lumbar support and superior firmness (@TrevP , you were of course right!).

    I’ll post more pics later yet here is the top ones for the day...

    Happy, blessed man here... Thank you, T≡SLA, thank you Elon!!

     
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    Nice!!!!
     
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  4. Michael Russo

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    Arrived in NW Italy last night after a second road trip with Midnight S≡R≡NITY... and waking up to a beautiful sunny day for end of November...


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    I did notice something strange leaving in the morning on the highway. Despite being on V9.2018.42.3, I found AP2.5 to have real issues with a low sun creating lots of glare on a still somewhat humid road, making lane lines hardly visible. It either would act weird or not engage at all... A clear watchout this time of the year.


    But still a great fan with the proper understanding it is driver assistance requiring ongoing attention !! upload_2018-11-28_9-19-5.gif :cool:
     
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    Some more news from our little escapade to NW Italy and back home via a brief stop north of Cannes, at the beautiful hotel de Mougins...


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    This classy hotel with delicious food has four Supercharger stalls and is therefore a logical choice for juicing up, even more so because they serve excellent food... prices likely to be a bit steep in high season yet quite reasonable now (€118 for a superior room end November).


    We took the time to explore the quaint little Vieux Village of Mougins nearby, then took a stroll on the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, where the famous Film Festival takes place every spring...

    Lovely, yet be prepared to spend a fortune if you spend more than an afternoon here, renting or let alone buying... ;)

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    And here’s that annoying error message again, this time after mere cruising at very low speed along the coast of the French Riviera... Grrr...


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    For those who don’t read French, this says air conditioning and battery cooling limited - contact T≡SLA Service...



    Sent an email to the Service Center with the pic and awaiting news... upload_2018-11-29_17-23-4.gif upload_2018-11-29_17-23-5.gif upload_2018-11-29_17-23-5.gif
     
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    As 2018 comes to an end, I want to extend my best wishes to the entire Teslarati family, be safe and enjoy your T≡SLA in the New Year... All the best!

    Those of you who know me, also know I like to share my feelings and celebrate special occasions in rhymes so here is my submission for the day... Enjoy!

    A year comes to a close, my first in a T≡SLA…
    Deserving more than prose, it’s time for a coda!
    Feeling blessed I must share, to friends and family,
    I have no words to spare for the community!

    In April got to join this great circle of friends
    Cost me more than a coin, means justify the ends…
    I had luck on my side when Red Dragon I found,
    A fascinating ride, like a dream with no sound…

    A shining red rocket, fast moving electrons,
    Had me in the pocket, with positive ions…
    Bought it as such good deal that when came time to part
    Profit came with the seal, enabling a fresh start!

    Could only go higher, a larger battery
    To go even further, I knew the remedy
    So, right on my birthday, the bond was realized,
    The best was here to stay, was truly energized!

    The ultimate machine, color even better,
    I don’t wish to demean yet love midnight silver!
    This car intend to keep, for many years to come,
    It won’t put me to sleep, driving fun and then some!

    Now wherever I go, I wish to spread the word,
    More people need to know, to ignore is absurd,
    T≡SLA is THE answer, it is the best EV,
    There’s no equal other, no equivalency!

    You all I also thank, global group of buddies,
    With each other we’re frank, we share discoveries,
    New features we publish, so others benefit,
    The gimmicks we relish, together we’re close-knit…

    May this be a constant, great EV motoring,
    To enjoy’s evident if we keep safe driving,
    Whatever you call it, I pray you stay happy,
    For me I have my fit, Midnight Serenity…!
     
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  8. Michael Russo

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    Another big day today... with all the changes & subsequent clarifications by Elon & T≡SLA, the upgrade to FSD on my 2H18 EAP (AP 2.5) equipped S100D appeared to be available at the bargain price after delivery of €3,200, with a potential subsequent refund of $1K per Elon on Twitter...

    In addition, I decided as a trade off it was now truly time to cancel my Oct. 16 Model ≡ reservation and get another €1K back...

    So this thing could end up 'costing' me only about a grand and a half. Feeling elated though I know it'll be a while before Europe gets some of these functionalities enabled... ;)
     

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