A video surfaced on social media late last night of a Tesla Model S flying through the air in Los Angeles’ Echo Park.
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Schaut mal, Tesla hat jetzt einen Flugmodus! pic.twitter.com/eFCmLmPekQ
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As per Instagram user @Alex.Choi, the man behind the video, the driver of the Tesla Model S, was ok, but their car was not.
You can see the amount of air the vehicle got from Alex Choi’s Model S Plaid’s front camera on this shot.
Another side view of the jump from Alex Chois Model S Plaid pic.twitter.com/V7uKZs4mP4
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UPDATE: Here is a video from Alex Choi on the incident.
Although we cannot be sure, it does look like this was the same hill that David Dobrik jumped a Tesla Model X a couple of years ago.
However, the results are a bit different.
From the video, it looks like the Model S had its airbags deployed, lost the front bumper and has severe structural damage to the front of the vehicle.
It also looks like the Model S hit another vehicle when it was attempting to stop down the hill. Although the video does not show the damage to the other vehicle, if there is any.
At least to say, we would suggest not taking your Tesla off a seemingly 100 plus foot jump, even for a viral video.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the incident occurred in Los Angeles.