Real estate investor Ben Mallah, who also has a collection of luxury cars, recently got to experience his first ride and drive a Tesla Model S Plaid. Known in his circle of friends for his love of cars, Ben delivered perhaps the most entertaining video review of Plaid to date and pretty much described how those of us who have experienced it felt. It’s like a rocket.
Ben Mallah has an interesting life story. Before we dive into his experience with the Tesla Model S Plaid, I want to share a little bit of Ben’s story.
Ben has a net worth of $ 200 million, but he was not born into it. That DuPont Registry Daily shared Ben’s story and it’s really inspiring. Ben was born and raised in the Rockaway Queens, New York projects. There he learned how to get busy and cope in life, and this mentality is what gave him the power to create the life he now lives today.
What inspired Ben the most, from what I found out by reading the article, is the love he has for his family. He told the author that he is not afraid to die, but is afraid of what his death would do to his family. He wants his family to have the security and opportunity he never had when he was a child – and give them a reality that most people only dream of.
Ben’s car collection once included Batmobile from 1989-1992, which was in Batman returns starring Michael Keaton. Ben bought it for $ 225,000 and later sold it to Jeff Dunham for $ 315,000. He also owns the 1948 Bob Hope Special, four Rolls-Royce Phantoms, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and a Bentley Continental GT.
Ben is also known in his community for owning a Rolls Royce, as well as several other luxury cars. In the video above, Ben’s friend showed him his Tesla Model S Plaid. After experiencing Plaid at Tesla’s Plaid event in June, I got to relive my own experience by watching Ben’s experience (even though, unlike Ben, I did not drive).
His friend spoke incorrectly and accidentally said that Tesla produced the Plaid in 2001. We can forgive that.
On first inspection, Ben noticed that the plaid looked really hot. “It has some muscle now. They put some nice curves in it. They gave it a really cool design.”
Ben asked the owner of Plaid what he was doing and learned that he, like him, started in real estate from nothing. After getting into the car, Ben noticed the unique interior features.
“The steering wheel makes you feel like you’re in a fighter jet! And it’s the bomb buttons right here!
“The steering wheel is incredible. I like it. It’s really cool. ”
And then he laid it to the floor.
Ben had to stop for a moment after laying it on the floor and explained that he had not been on a walk in the amusement park that would do what Plaiden just did. Ben described the Tesla Model S Plaid as a rocket and added that there is no other car where you can touch the throttle and have such a smooth acceleration – not even in a Rolls Royce.
“I think I turned black for a moment. The acceleration was so strong that it pushed me away from the steering wheel.”
After the powerful acceleration experience, he put it on Autopilot. Ben was just as impressed with Tesla’s autopilot feature.
“The car gave us a very safe, perfect ride all the way through the city, through traffic, through stops at traffic lights, no one drove over. Then he takes us over to an empty road and we put it in Plaid launch mode. Now you talk amusement park level . ”
In this part of the video, Donnie took over and Ben sat in the passenger seat. After having the same reaction that I did (yes, I cursed too – you can see my reaction here), Ben realized he did not want a car like Plaid, and said he was almost blacked out.
The next part of the video is where things got really fun. Ben and Donnie raced with the Tesla Model S Plaid against Ben’s Rolls Royce Dawn with a V12 engine. When the cars first took off, Plaiden naturally left Rolls, and Ben’s reaction was invaluable.
“I think this car is so futuristic that I’re trying to catch up with it because it’s absolutely incredible the technology that this car has.”
You can watch the whole video here.
Even though he said the plaid was a little too much, I think it would be a cool addition to his car collection. However, not everyone likes such fast cars, and I agree with him that not everyone should have something so powerful. There are many people out there who do not know how to handle such a fast car.
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