According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the new Model X has a filtration system capable of protecting passengers from a bio weapon attack. The car is equipped with a button for “biodefense mode,” to go along with its previously reported “ludicrous speed” mode. The New York Times reports on these and other features here:
The most distinctive aspect of the vehicle, which seats seven people, is roof-hinged rear-passenger doors that flap open like bird wings. The so-called falcon doors, Mr. Musk said, provide access to a third row of seats when child seats are installed in the second row.
In response to concerns about how the doors might open in a parking garage, Mr. Musk said the car was equipped with sensors that calculate the height of any ceiling and open accordingly. “They also look cool,” he said.
The Model X has a range of 257 miles and a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The base model can reach 60 m.p.h. in 4.8 seconds. Another version of the car, with something called Ludicrous Mode, is even faster.
“This goes so fast it’s wrong,” Mr. Musk said. “This is an S.U.V., and it will do zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds.”
The car’s air filter also have a “biodefense” mode, which, according to Mr. Musk, keeps out viruses, bacteria and spores. “We try to be a leader in apocalyptic defense scenarios,” he joked.
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