Tesla Model S Plaid’s strange steering wheel turned out to be uncomfortable when driving in the city and when parking

Tesla Model S Plaid’s strange steering wheel turned out to be uncomfortable when driving in the city and when parking

The first buyers of the fastest production car of all time, the Tesla Model S Plaid, have already started receiving their cars, and videos showing the unusual interior have appeared on the Web.

As a reminder, the Model S Plaid features a new steering wheel similar to the “steering wheel” installed in Formula 1 cars. Of course, not everyone liked the new steering wheel. As the following video shows, this shape of the steering wheel is not very convenient when driving in the city and when parking, when it is necessary to turn it several times.

At 1:45, the driver, while turning the steering wheel, accidentally touches the button responsible for the signal. In addition, it is shown that the car does not have a steering column lever that is responsible for controlling the direction indicators and lighting. For the direction indicators, the buttons are also located on the steering wheel. This will definitely take some getting used to.

This dude uses the yoke in the Tesla Model S and it looks abysmal. Turning rotation is so stupid (Model S is 900° (F1 car with same “yoke-style” is 300-400°)) and the dude accidentally hits the horn on the dumb, rotating, capacitive buttons at 1:45. BAD! https://t.co/k5mrARRB0D

— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) June 13, 2021

Earlier this year, Tesla had problems getting the vehicle certified by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration due to the shape of the steering wheel. But in the end, the department decided that the standards did not directly prohibit rudders of this form.

Tesla Model S Plaid’s strange steering wheel turned out to be uncomfortable when driving in the city and when parking

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