You might remember Raymond Baxter from old Tomorrow’s World clips. But he also flew Spitfires in the War. Afterwards he had several BMC works drives in the Monte Carlo Rally. As a BBC commentator, he covered, among much else, Churchill’s funeral and Concorde’s first flight.
Leonardo da Vinci, there’s another prodigiously multitalented individual: anatomist, artist and endlessly creative inventor. If you want to compare the Tesla Model X to a human, this where you must look. No car is more of a polymath than the Model X.
It’s extremely fast, and because of its low centre of gravity has the potential to feel genuinely sporty around corners. It can haul a family in three rows of seats. Quietness is astonishing, luxury abundant.
Photos: Mark Riccioni
This feature was originally published in issue 293 of Top Gear magazine