Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s flagship Model S is the best car of 2013, according to AutoCar. The British car review portal said that it was blown away by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S. And its closest competitor was Aston Martin Rapid S. Nobody expects an electric vehicle to make the 5.9-liter Aston Martin feel slow. But the Model S was beyond expectations. The car has already received a perfect 5-star rating from Consumer Reports.

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Tesla Model S offers unbeatable driving experience

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S left behind the best sports cars such as Aston Martin and Porsche Panamera to occupy the top slot. Everything in the Model S felt fresh, well-executed and well thought out. Reviewers said that the Model S gave an impression that it has been made by a well-established company that must have perfected its craft for decades.

Its interior may not be compared to the plushest cars such as Aston Martin. But Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has provided more than enough of everything that counts. It’s spacious, well-made and has an intuitive-to-use and innovative touchscreens. Spending time inside a Model S is an enjoyable experience, said AutoCar. You would want to go back into the vehicle just to enjoy it. The Model S handles, steers, and rides properly. That’s impressive considering that most first time vehicles don’t give such a smooth driving experience.

Tesla competitors are still far behind

Of course, you can’t ignore its impressive 265-mile range, much higher than any of its competitors could dream of offering. AutoCar got more than 250 miles driving on each charge. The big difference is that it takes more than £120 to refill the Aston Martin with gas. But fully recharging the Model S costs less than £4.5. It took the reviewers about 6 hours to fully charge the vehicle through the usual mains socket. But Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is rapidly expanding its network of Supercharging stations, which can fully recharge the vehicle in less than an hour.

No doubt, the Model S deserves to be the best car of the year.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares were down 1.34% to $150.39 at 12:02 PM EST.