The Tesla Model S is the only five-door car in the game that is an electric car, as well as the only electric hatchback in the game. It is a low-end Class D car, with the following rank statistics:
The Tesla Model S features a slower acceleration and slower nitro boost than the Audi R8 e-tron, but has a longer nitro duration. Top speed is also higher; what's interesting to note is that without upgrades, the Tesla Model S has the same top speed as the Dodge Dart GT (130.4 mph/210.1 km/h).
The Model S is a very heavy hatchback, and hence the heaviest electric car in the game, which causes it to handle and drift very badly on corners. Its rear motor, rear-wheel-drive configuration further degrades its handling.
The Tesla Model S, being a low-end D Class car, is the most useful in Career mode to get stars. A base stat Model S is good for competing seasons 1 and 2 D Class missions, and with a level of skill, season 3 partially. However beyond that, it will be triumphed by the AIs.
The Model S does have some use in Multiplayer at base stat as it will be matched against the lowest-ranked cars like the Dart GT and Audi e-tron.
As of the Motorcycles Update, The Tesla Model S costs 7,500 to purchase (originally 2,500, then 3,750) and 157,000 to MAX.