Electric Vehicles Video: The Quiet Riot Of A Tesla Model S Burnout

Published on December 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Video: The Quiet Riot Of A Tesla Model S Burnout

Electric cars are perceived by many people to be slow, quiet, and frankly a bit boring. And for the most part these people aren’t wrong. The Tesla Model S sedan is the exception though, as it is fast, brash, and beautifully designed. It also does a badass burnout, as the next video shows.

This video comes from the guys at Road & Track, who (I assume) took a Tesla Model S loaner and decided to see what happens when you try to burn rubber. The result? Lots of tire squealing and smoke, making for one weird sight; never have I witnessed a quieter burnout, and as a member of many muscle car communities, I can see that I’ve seen a LOT of burnouts.

The burnout is quick and to the point, but the Tesla Model S is no joke. The rear-mounted electric motor drives the back wheels to the tune of 413 horsepower and 443 ft-lbs of torque (in the 85 kWh Signature Performance model at least), more than enough power to burn rubber.  With a top speed of up to 130 mph and a o-60 time of just 4.4 seconds, the Model S ain’t no slowpoke either. But does a burnout have the same effect without the roar of an engine…any engine? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Road & Track




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