Electric Vehicles 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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Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn't wrenching or writing, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



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