When it comes to US-built luxury cars, we think that Tesla’s Model S is a perfect top spot contender in this category. Sure, not everyone must agree, but Consumer Reports seems to share our opinion because the EV just earned the highest score in the American magazine’s ratings.

With a score of 99 out of 100, the Tesla Model S performed better than any other vehicle ever tested, said Consumer Reports, adding that the EV delivered “the performance of a sports car, versatility of a wagon and better energy efficiency than the best hybrids”.

"The Tesla Model S is packed with technological innovation," said Jake Fisher, director of Automotive Testing for Consumer Reports. "It accelerates, handles and brakes like a sports car, it has the ride and quietness of a luxury car and is far more energy efficient than the best hybrid cars."

The last vehicle to achieve 99 points in Consumer Reports’ testing was the Lexus LS 460L and that happened back in 2007.

In other related news, the luxury Tesla Model S is the best-selling EV in the United States in first quarter 2013, the company announcing that 4,900 vehicles have been delivered in the first three months of the year.

By Ciprian Florea