Metal Conducts Electricity – Metallica’s James Hetfield Has a Tesla Model S


We all know metal conducts electricity, so it’s no surprise that James Hetfield of Metallica would be attracted to an electric car. James Hetfield is a car guy, which you might have guessed after listening to Fuel. Hetfield recently bought a car that uses no fuel, an electric Tesla model S (I don’t think ‘give me electricity give me fire give me that which I desire’ has the same flow as the original lyrics).

The Tesla Model S that James Hetfield drives is no slowpoke either, with its 85 kilowatt-hour battery, the Model S performance package has 420-horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, making it as powerful as the top of the line 400-horsepower 2013 BMW 550 i and 402-horsepower 2013 Mercedes-Benz E550.

James Hetfield talked to Orion about his love for cars and customization in an interview. Hetfield seems to be a true car guy – talking about how some cars click for some people and others are just unfathomable but also how that emotional response to cars is what makes them special.



Image via Celebrity Cars Blog.