When it comes to opinions which should matter and should be taken into consideration, concerning car handling and more recently EVs, is that of Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima, nine-time winner of the Pikes Peak hill climb.

He was recently put at the helm of a Tesla Model S, which he drove on some distinctly Californian roads (narrow and quite twisty).

At the wheel of the Model S, Tajima has a constant grin on his face, and he even bursts into laughter several times, being really impressed by the performance of the car. He appreciates its superb handling, excellent weight distribution and low center of gravity, as well as its style and green credentials.

Tesla have done themselves a real favor by having a legend like Tajima drive and ultimately love their product. At the end of the video, he declares that he wants one – some of the best publicity Tesla has ever gotten.

By Andrei Nedelea