Day two: playing on the beach, screaming on the road
A day full of emotions
Monday morning we started off on the sandy beach of Tannisby where, according to the long tradition, all the cars running in the competition would be photographed. Our transports were a four wheel drive Suzuki SX4 S-cross and a Jaguar F-Type S.
Guess which was the one that almost got stuck in the sand? We were only looking for a shady spot to take a few snaps of the car’s interior.
Once on the sandy beach we had to test the two cars’ handling on soft ground. It was pure technical interest that made us drift the two cars in the sand. Having fun was out of the question, we are professionals.
But we can’t always keep our cool, there are cars that awaken emotions. Most of today’s drives were such cars: driving the F-Type S made the ones sitting in it scream for more, and Renault’s little electric car called Zoe was a pleasant surprise for all of us. Even the Space Star earned impassionate comments.
Today’s big gun was the Tesla Model S. Judging by the way it drives I must say it can’t be a car. It must be the first machine that makes hyperspace-jumping possible.
There can be no other explanation for what I experienced during acceleration. No noise, no hesitation, no throttle-blip, no gears changing. Just the sound of your neck breaking by the G-forces as you push the accelerator down and woosh, the car in front of you disappears. And the one in front of that, too. All this with the power of electrons.
So we had two mini cars, a compact SUV, a sports car, a coupe, and an electric sedan on today’s list. We drove 9 cars, and there are 22 more on the list of contestants.