The Tesla Model X and the Morgan Plus Six are not obvious bedfellows. They go together like sausage and custard. But they are, indeed my two favourite cars being built today and I'm relishing every moment with both. Scratch beneath the surface - I mean, don't because one of them is mine and the other belongs to a massive American company - and there are, I believe, shared qualities
A staring match between Data and Ash Wood. Now there's a thing.
I shouldn't love it. But I so do.
The Tesla Model X has totally seduced me with its seamless, endless surge of power, it's light and bright cabin space, endless and endlessly updating tech and naturally, it's gloss black, 22-inch rims. It should have all the character of a dishwasher, but it's got a huge personality and I keep grinning through that huge, overarching windscreen like a helicopter pilot with a very firm grip on his cyclic stick.
The Morgan had already seduced me. It's why I bought it: Can't resist its combo of bonded ally chassis, super-light, super formed aluminium body and old school, handmade, luxury charm. And its unbelievable power to weight ratio resulting in the ability to spin its - non-computer assisted - wheels in sixth.
Careful mate, you've startled it
And the link between them: Both are perfectly of their time. The Tesla is a masterpiece of technology being set to work for humans in a way we can relate to, understand and use. It's showing the way for a lot of cars as we move into a non-internal engined future. Yes, one day we'll all be commuting in cars like this. And on that same day, those of us still with petrol in our veins will be saving it to put to good use in bespoke, handcrafted masterpieces like the Plus Six. These then, are exactly the kind of cars we will still see in 2035 and beyond. They're both future proof. That's what I think, anyway.