By Nicolas Zart Tesla is removing performance-limiting software from its Model S and Model X. You didn’t know about the software at all? If not, you’re not the only one, but I’ll update you. More importantly, though, has Tesla solved the overheating issues that restrict power output? And does this mean we can finally race a […]
In a drag race between a Tesla Model X P90D with Ludicrous Mode and a McLaren 650S, which will win? The result may surprise you.
Johnny Smith’s Flux Capacitor began life with 6 horsepower. Today it has over 1,000 horsepower and 1288 lb-ft of torque. It can do the quarter mile in the 10’s, but it is also excellent at doing lots and lots of smoky burnouts.
According to Guiness World Records, Brian Reid of Bella Bella, BC is the proud owner of the world’s fastest tree, a 240 year old western red cedar log powered by an electric motor and 2 leaf blowers.
This just never gets old! Here we see the Ludicrous speed Tesla Model S P90D line up alongside Ford’s premier supercar, the LeMans-inspired Ford GT.
At some point, Elon Musk must have wrecked Vin Diesel’s 10 second car … because he just delivered a 10 second Tesla Model S to the guys at Motor Trend!
What happens when you line up a Tesla Model S alongside an honest-to-goodness V8 Supercar? That’s what these Aussies wanted to find out.
Sure, I know. We have all seen dozens, if not hundreds, of videos showing a Tesla Model S P85D outgunning any number of exotic (and expensive) cars in drag racing. It has faced off against virtually every gasoline-powered car on the planet and won. It has even beaten polo ponies and could probably get the […]
First of all, street racing is not recommended in any fashion. On the positive side, in this case, it doesn’t look to me like the drivers here don’t surpass the speed limit while testing their acceleration against one another. They step on their respective pedals for a few seconds but then slow down and go […]
Want to watch what happens when an over-confident Ferrari 458 owner pulls up alongside the wrong VW diesel wagon? We’ve got the video, here.
The good folks at Drag Times recently put the two quickest production electric cars against each other — the BMW i8 and the Tesla Model S P85D. The BMW i8 reportedly goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, while the P85D (without the Ludicrous upgrade) gets there in 3.1 seconds. But what do the two really […]
A Tesla Model S P85D gets smoked at the drag strip by a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The Tesla is fast off the line but has too much extra weight to carry around.
Since 1997, the National Electric Drag Racing Association has been America’s official electric drag racing timekeeper and sanctioning organization. This year NEDRA is launching its inagural Points Championship Series, based on a bracket racing format that focuses on giving EV drivers a racing series they can compete in, whether they drive a stock Nissan LEAF […]
The future of drag racing is definitely electric cars. That may seem like heresy to a lot of people, but if you’ve watched the Tesla P85D blowing away American muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, you’ll know why I feel the way I do. But you don’t need a Tesla to dominate the drag […]
When I was creating a new motto for GAS2, I choose “Burn Rubber, Not Gas” as it best describes my feelings towards alternative fuels; we can go green, and go fast, and all without burning gas. John Wayland and Mitch Medford feel the same way, and their 800 horsepower electric 1968 Ford Mustang recently went […]
Few people expected Tesla to unveil a 691 horsepower electric supercar last fall, but that’s exactly what Elon Musk gave us with the Model S P85D. Even with its nearly 5,000 pound curb weight, the 691 horsepower Tesla P85D can outpace cars like the Challenger Hellcat and even a Lamborghini Aventador, at least for the […]
Don Garlits came up short again in his quest to reach 200 MPH in an electric dragster, and a new rival made up of former teammates has arisen.
Last year drag racing legend Don “Big Daddy” Garlits attempted to set a world record by being the first person to take an electric car to 200 MPH in just a quarter-mile. He came teasingly close with a 185.6 MPH trap speed, blitzing down the drag strip in just 7.27 seconds. As fast as it […]
Just what can keep up with the Dual Motor Tesla Model S P85D? Well the Corvette Stingray does its best in this next video.
This drag race between a Tesla Model S P85D and a Challenger Hellcat is a battle of old school vs. new, and Mopar fan boys aren’t going to be happy.