If this is your first time hearing about this, here’s a little update for you on this Tesla Motors vs Top Gear matter.
- On March 30, 2011 Tesla launched a section on its http://www.teslamotors.com/teslavstopgear, which states that Tesla has sued the BBC television program Top Gear for ‘libel and malicious falsehood.’ Tesla said that during Top Gear’s review, Tesla Roadsters are shown suffering some critical ‘breakdowns’ during track driving – all of which are staged – check out the original post here.
- On April 2, 2011, Top Gear’s Executive Producer Andy Wilman posted on the show’s Transmission: The Top Gear TV Blog to provide some inside on what the crew thought about this whole matter (you can read his full post here).
Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk is now speaking about his feelings and said that Top Gear’s review of the Tesla Roadster was ”completely phony.”
Musk went on to say:” For European investors, every single one, except one, specifically asked us why our car broke down on ‘Top Gear,’” Musk said. “It was (messed) up.” – We believe he said It was fucked up.
“They literally wrote the script at ‘Top Gear’ before we even gave them the cars,” Musk said.
Stay tuned to see what the outcome of Tesla’s lawsuit will be.
- By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News