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Tesla Model X 2019 upgrade

Hey everyone,

In this blogpost I will tell you a little more about the Tesla Model X which recently got an upgrade. As you know and might have seen on my Social Media channels I have driven several Tesla Models, all with so much joy! I have driven the Model X back in Spring this year which was a lot of fun, now I am driving the X once again but with several internal upgrades.

One of my favorite shots that I made of the Tesla Model X @laurentsebastianphotography

2019 Upgrades of the Model X

Tesla has mildly updated its Model X. Not that you’d be able to tell from looking at it, mind, because all the changes are found beneath the exterior. I will get a little more into the technical details. The headline is a revised drivetrain. Tesla says the primary focus has been improving the efficiency of the permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor by optimising things such as cooling, lubrication and gear design. For those of you who appreciate these sorts of things, the outcome is an efficiency rating of 93% – which sounds very good indeed. For the rest of us, it means there’s more electrical range of the Tesla. Also the Autopilot is functioning quite well and is improved.I was lucky enough to get the Model X with these amazing black 22 inch rims, which really bring an extra value of the exterior design of the Model X.

Air Suspension

The biggest change is the air suspension of the Model X which got a major upgrade. It now features fully adaptive damping and improved governance software that can better predict how those dampers should react to the road surface, vehicle speed and driver inputs. This means more driving comfort of course. And, this being a Tesla, if a new version of that software comes out, it can be downloaded and installed wirelessly – which is rather clever.

The iconic Falcon Wing doors, one of my favorite design features of the Model X

Supercharge

The Model X can now charge at a faster rate too, it should tops its battery up to 50% quicker than before when you plug it one of the latest Supercharge points of Tesla. One thing that I still am impressed about is the Supercharge network, the infrastructure of charging points is really impressive and definitely has a step ahead of other car brands that produce electric vehicles. Then there’s the sat-nav system, which will direct you to a Supercharger if you don’t have enough range to complete your journey. It’ll also tell you how long you’ll need to charge for, how much range you’ll have left when you arrive and whether or not you could complete a return trip without needing to top up the battery. You can read this in my previous blogpost in regards to my road trip with the Model S to the South of France.

Speed

The Model X is impressively quick. I am really surprised that a car of this size is that quick ( Dual motor model ( All Wheel drive) that I drove, 0/100 in 4.4 seconds) The long range is not even the quickest Model X you can get, the Performance will do it in 2,7 seconds which is outrageous.

Entertainment

Tesla recently dropped a new Software Version 10.0 – The biggest software update ever. It comes with new entertainment, gaming, music, and other features. One thing that I really like is that this latest software update made it possible to watch Netflix and YouTube whilst charging or are parked. It makes it more fun to spend time inside the car. These features are of course not possible to use whilst driving. ( SAFETY FIRST) For people that love to sing along there is a new “Car-aoke” feature lets you sing your heart out with friends on a road trip – or by yourself. Caraoke comes with a massive library with plenty of choice of music :). The new “I’m Feeling Lucky” and “I’m Feeling Hungry” navigation features will lead you on an adventure to a local restaurant or point of interest that’s within your car’s range. A very cool and convenient tool that I used twice when I was running a long day and wanted to have a healthy diner on a near spot instead of fastfood.

Conclusion

The Model X is definitely a great car with state of the art technology which gets updated often to improve it’s driving capacities. The interior and exterior design is really sleek and modern. The iconic falcon doors are really a piece of technology work and are easy and practical in use due the many sensors it has.Personaly I am a huge fan of the 17inch touch screen on the Tesla model X and S with its amazing maps system. It is very easy in use and doesn’t need much time to plan a route or make a call. Driving the Model X is an absolute great experience, it’s quick, comfortable and has tools to adopt the driving capacities. A sport mode, comfort mode and so on.

Photography is done by myself: @laurentsebastianphotography

I hope you guys like the Tesla Model X as much as I do.

Best,

Laurent Sebastian

Niccolò P. London

Hey guys,

We are mid July and summer is in its full glory after some serious heatwaves last week. The time of the year to wear the finest outfits on holidays and events, but are these outfits always that comfortable? From my experience wearing several designers clothes it is not always made of the best materials and the fits can be a disaster sometimes. The fit of polo’s and shirts can be very boxy sometimes and the buttons feel plastic sometimes.

Wearing the Slate Grey ‘Ultra-Soft’ Polo Shirt, Egyptian Mako Cotton

I got in touch with Niccolò P. several months ago to have a look at the collection and tailored made polo’s for the summer season. Niccolò P. is launched in May 2018 as a more structured approach to polo shirts: polos smart enough to take you from relaxed meeting to the rooftop bars of the city and from airport lounge to poolside.We talked about fabrics, fits and designer clothing which is not always the best on the market. As I am a huge fan of tailored clothing this was the right adres for me. I like my button shirts, polo’s and T shirts tailored on the shoulders and chest with a looser end on the bottom to keep it fresh and ventilated. Nicolò P. is a London based tailor specialized in classy menswear with the focus on Shirts and Polo’s. A little issue that I have with clothing is that I am 1,92cm tall and am pretty masculine on the shoulders and chest which makes it often hard to select the right sizing and tailor for me. Most problems are on the sleeve lengths and the length of the items itself , seams could cause an irritation on my skin in same cases. Niccolò P. uses the finest natural materials available anywhere in the world with bespoke-level details in classic style and a contemporary fit.

Italian Craftsmanship

Each polo is made using only cotton knitted in Montebelluna, a region of Italy renowned for fine textiles. West Indian Sea Island, Egyptian Mako and Supima cotton varieties are used, all of which are extra long staple cottons guaranteeing you a smooth, soft feel second to none. Fabrics are custom-dyed from over 2,300 colour options.

Wearing the Amalfi Blue ‘Ultra-Soft’ Polo Shirt, Egyptian Mako Cotton

Details fabric
• Contemporary fit, true to size 
• 100% Mako cotton in a double-jersey knit with a mercerised finish
• Fabric weight: 190 gsm 
• Suitable for wear year-round
• Australian MOP buttons 
• Internal Niccolò P. label 
• Mid-length front placket 
• Fabric knitted in Italy 
• Garment sewn in Portugal 

The polo’s are all made of the finest materials which makes it really pleasant to wear them during this summer season. The polo’s ventilate and are perfect to wear on the office and my holidays as they are dressed and easy to combine with a chino or short finished with a pair of loafers.

More information:

Click here to get to the website of Niccolò P.

Happy summer

Laurent Sebastian

Tesla X Laurent Sebastian

Hey Guys,

Hoping you are all doing well! It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. I have been insanely busy lately, but today I will show you something really awesome!

As most of you know I have a huge passion for automotive and i an really talk about this for hours if nobody stops me lol. I am always very amazed about how fast the car industry has developed lately when it comes to efficiency, design and intelligence. Tesla is one of these game changers who to my opinion opened a new era in the automotive.

The Interior is just jaw dropping.

This is really one of the greatest projects that I have been working on the last months, before the moment pick-up of this amazing Tesla itself. Last week I had the privelige to meet at the Tesla HQ in Asmterdam and see the amazing company and ofcourse to pick up my Tesla Model X, My first impression of the Model X was just jaw dropping, the design, the features and ofcourse the iconic wing doors. (Falkon doors ) Tesla is following the crowd in producing a sporty and luxurious SUV, it has distinctive looks and there’s plenty of innovation underneath, too. This includes Autopilot, electrically operated ‘falcon wing’ rear doors and a range that can top 500KM. While the Tesla can be a near-silent friend of the environment, it can also go from 0 to 100 in such a fast time. Turst me this Tesla is as fast such as a Porsche Cayenne.

Batmobile?


Biggest GPS screen (17 inch) in the automotive market.

TOP CAR  AND SUPERCHARGING

To me this is the ultimite Tesla at the moment, It is fast, has a strong design and it is so easy in use. I believe this car is made to not let you think or be stress, it basically takes over the work behind the wheel. One thing that really suprised me that the switch from driving gasoline to 100% electric is really small. You don’t really notice this after drving this car for a day, you get really used to driving electric. Also Tesla has build so many Supercharge stations where you can quickly charge your Tesla to 100% (500KM) in just 40 minutes. A good thing about this is that it is free for Tesla drivers who are on the go and need to fill up quick. Plus these Supercharge stations are ALWAYS located at Hotels/Restaurants spots to have a snack/coffee or work a little on your laptop while charging your Tesla. Tesla is still expanding the locations of Supercharge stations, and yes is it possible to cruise to the South of France.



Loads of Space

AUTOPILOT

This Tesla comes with Autopilot which is 100% safe. There were stories out there that there were fabric faults etc. This is untrue. I have experiences the Autopilot myself and i could only recommend this to Tesla buyers. It allows you to cruise relax on long distances and when you need to have phonecalls etc. Also the Autopilot system warn you every 30 seconds to touch the steering wheel to still keep active behind the wheel and prevent accidents ( Minimum chance btw) In the worst case the Tesla drives itself automatically to the side of the road or highway. It has many camera’s and sensors to check the positions of the car and other drives. ( The Falcon doors (WING) are also not fully opening when you are in a low and tight parking lot, to avoid damages on the door. Thank god for technology and sensors.

Biggest front window in the automotive.

TESLA APP AND FEATURES

The Tesla app is just amazing, it allows you many things to control from a distance. You can heat all 6 seats in the car, steering wheel headed and the climate of the car in general. Also it can allow you to drive the car back or forward ( Incase you a parked in a very tight spot). The app allows me to check the % of the battery of the car and incase how many minutes left of the supercharging. it sends me text when the car is fully charged etc. I can find spots to charge with this app aswell and it will automatically navigate me to this spot. Will tell more about this on Instagram later with visual content as i could talk about the features for days! LOL

Just one click away on the Tesla app to control many car features.

My Tesla Model X comes with ( To long list to name them all) :

  • 6 seat configuration ( Extra cupholders and console for the passengersin the back)
  • Autopilot
  • Suspension system ( Allows me to lower and higher the car at any time)
  • Media system ( Spotify intergration, WIFI, USB ports, bluetooth, 17 audio speakers)
  • GPS/MAPS realtime
  • Full LED lights system
  • LED ambiant light system interior
  • Automatic doors


CONCLUSION

I am just really blown away about the intelligence, safety and design of this futuristic car. And to be honest I could really recommend everyone driving electric, it drives so comfortable and yet fast. It saves you allot of money in many aspects of taxes etc.

You can check more information about the Tesla Model X and other Tesla cars by clicking HERE.

All shots are taken with my Canon EOS80D with a 55MM lens.

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost

Laurent

Gabba Denim X Laurent Sebastian

 

Hi Guys,

Hereby a sneak preview from my movie for the all new SS18 collection of Gabba Denim.

 

More soon

 

Laurent Sebastian

BlackBerry Motion: Re-introducing Blackberry

Back in the old days, when BlackBerry was the premier smartphone maker, you could count on its devices to feature two things: a physical keyboard and long battery life. Things have changed a lot since then, but part of that legacy lives on in the BlackBerry Motion. It might lack that classic keyboard, but it makes up for that with one of the biggest smartphone batteries I’ve used all year. That should keep some hardcore devotees happy, right :)? Currently I have 2 IPhone 8 Plus models which are my best friend on the go. But Blackberry asked me to try out the new Blackberry Motion by giving me one. The first thing that I noticed was the size, it’s as big as the IPhone 8 Plus but much lighter. The software works on Android which is not a plus for me as IOS is much easier for me. But the camera on the other hand is amazing. 

 

 

The other thing which was quite funny is the BBM (Blackberry messenger), this was IT years ago and quite a few people are still using it. I like the design of the Blackberry and the special features that it has. I must say the phone is really focused on business people. The phone really offers the users a digital office on the go experience with the special designed secured software to avoid hackers. My favorite feature is the ‘privacy shade’. When activated, Privacy Shade obscures your device’s display, only exposing the exact area you’re reading or typing in. The intention here is that the application minimizes the amount of sensitive data on the screen at any given time; making it harder for prying eyes to piece together bits of information. What’s more, it can be activated at the press of a Convenience Key — so if you accidentally open something private, you can instantly hide it. This is perfect for when you are a big user of the public traffic (You know how full the metro can be).

 

Design

  • Smart, sensible design
  • Central button placement
  • Solid 

 

Display

  • Full HD LCD
  • Anti-scratch coating
  • Can be slippery

 

 

 

 

Let me know what you think of the Blackberry

 

X Laurent

 

L’Oreal men Expert X BarberClub

So as you all know we are in the middle of the Movember month. This is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as testicular cancer and prostate cancer. For 30 days your mustache turns you into a walking, talking bill. L’Oreal Men Expert supports the Movember Foundation.  The kit that i received for my colaboration with L’Oreal men expert looks very masculine and well presented. I will tell you more about this kit below.

The kit includes:

 1 A beard + Face + Hair wash

2 Styling cream for your hair and beard

3 Long beard & Skin oil  

4 Short beard + Face Moisturiser 

 

 

The great thing about these products is that every guy can use it for his beard, from a short beard to a long beard. The other great thing about the ingredients of this product range is that it is 100% free of dyes and parabens. This is great as i have a very sensitive skin and really need to watch with what I apply to my face.

 

Short beard & Face moisturizer

This is for the daily care of the beard of less than 1 cm long. This face moisturizer is full of natural oils and hydrates the skin plus reduces the itching feeling that you have sometimes with a beard. This would be my section as i have a very short trimmed beard. This is personally an advantage as i want things easy to go in the morning, wash my face and add a moisturizer to it. So you could say this is my favorite of the series 🙂

 

Beard + Face + Hair wash

This all in one wash keeps the beard crispy clean and gives an intense face cleansing.

 

Styling cream for your hair and beard

This hair + beard styling cream gives a strong fixation to when it comes to shaping your haircut or beard for 24 hours.

 

Long beard & Skin oil  

For daily care when you have a longer beard and want to maintain the skin under it as well. Most men with a longer beard complain about the itchy feeling and a dry skin. This would be the perfect skin oil for them as it takes care for both skin and the longer hair of the beard.

 

 

 

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