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There’s something about Teslas that gets people excited. Sure, many have their misgivings, some about the EV trend, others about SUVs in general, but you can never please anyone, can you?

As Regular Car Reviews argues in its latest video, the Model Y is just a compact SUV that you could easily mistake for any other car. A nice car, but not something that you have to make Silicon Valley money to be able to afford.

For all the hype surrounding the Tesla brand and the way it attracts attention from even the most casual observers of the automotive market, the Model Y is a surprisingly normal affair. There are oddities, to be sure (the horn sound is customizable, the glovebox only opens from the infotainment center), but it’s not intimidating.

Like its design, the Model Y bears the trappings of Teslas (for better and worse) but is the most normal model yet. It’s the perfect ride, argues the review, for people who want a Tesla but not all the attention that comes with one.

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It still has all the benefits of Tesla without many of the drawbacks. The dual-motor version tested here accelerates hard enough to make even the most mature among us giggle and make spaceship noises with our mouths. It’s among the most efficient vehicles on the road. And you can have all of the whizzbang features of any Tesla.

But its boring looks mean you can slip by without drawing attention to yourself, although some may be wary of build quality issues that are still popping up.

Nevertheless, in the words of the narrator, it fulfills the expectations of a regular car with impressive adequacy.


McLaren Automotive has come a long way in the last decade and while the original MP4-12C didn’t receive the same critical acclaim as its rival, the Ferrari 458 Italia, it is still a very impressive car and now, is available for very reasonable prices on the used car market.

A browse through the classifieds reveals that there are dozens of used MP4-12Cs on sale in the United States, many of which are being offered for less than $100,000. That’s quite cheap compared to the supercar’s original MSRP of $229,000 in 2012. This particular MP4-12C for sale through Bring A Trailer is one example that could prove to be a real bargain.

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The listing reveals that this MP4-12C was originally delivered to McLaren San Francisco and purchased new by the seller. It is painted McLaren Orange with a piano black roof. It also features a carbon fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser, while also sporting small Union Jack flags on the rear quarter panels. It rolls on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires measuring 235/35 and 305/30 respectively, and comes with carbon-ceramic brakes.

The cabin sports bucket seats clad in black leather with Alcantara inserts. Other parts of the interior are also clad in Alcantara, while orange contrasting stitching is also found throughout.

Powering the MP4-12C is a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft that produces 592 hp and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. This example is equipped with the optional Sport Exhaust and, when new, had a sticker price of $293,552.

 

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is what can happen if you don’t pay attention while driving.

The following photo was recently shared to the Tesla Model Y group on Facebook and shows a white Model Y that rear-ended a white SUV.

The incident occurred in Miami Beach and, according to the person who shared the photo, the driver of the Tesla claimed that the Autopilot system failed to brake, sending the EV slamming into the rear of the SUV. While it’s possible Autopilot was enabled at the time of the crash, the system still requires drivers to pay attention and be ready to intervene at all times.

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It is unclear how fast the Tesla was traveling at the moment of impact, but the damage caused is significant. The entire front end of the Model Y has been crushed and at least one of the wheels appears to have been destroyed. Meanwhile, the SUV’s bumper has been badly damaged and as the vehicle is now sitting on the windshield of the Model Y, it too has probably been cracked.

Regardless of whether or not Autopilot was enabled at the time of the crash, it’s pretty obvious that the driver of the Tesla is to blame for the crash and will have some explaining to do to the authorities – and, possibly, their insurance provider.