Originally published on EV Obsession. A hot issue of complaint with a number of Tesla P85D customers over the past several months or so has been what they deem to be an inflated horsepower figure. Part of this is that the horsepower figure of the P85D is much higher than some other Tesla vehicles (like the P85+ that […]
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The latest perk Elon Musk promises is aimed especially at speed enthusiasts, with Musk revealing a free, high-speed driving for current and future Model S owners.
Auto racing has always been a much about the unfiltered sound of performance as the competition itself, but a new generation of electric cars delivers an entirely different experience. Behold how quiet a gathering of 43 Tesla Model S sedans can be as they race around Richmond International Raceway. Can this quiet take on classic motorsports bring racing back to the masses?
The Tesla Model S has shown the world just how great a well-made electric car can be. Available with either a 60 kWh or 85 kWh battery pack, the Model S comes in several different power levels, depending on your need for speed. So just how much faster is a 85 kWh Model S versus the 60 kWh version? A DragTimes video reveals the gap in performance between these two.
The Tesla Model S is part sports car, part luxury car, and all-electric. For me, the best part is the focus on speed and handling, allowing the two-ton EV to move and handle like a much lighter car. Tesla owners are especially enthusiastic about drag racing, with the Model S pulling down consistent 12-second passes, and unlike traditional drag cars, it costs just pennies-per-pass in this sporty electric sedan.
Most electric vehicles are slow, practical affairs designed for a pedestrian life of going from point A to point B in a leisurely, efficient fashion. But not the Tesla Model S, a performance electric sedan that has the same acceleration as many supercars. Don’t believe us? Watch this video of a Model S sedan handily defeating a Dodge Viper SRT10 at the drag strip this past weekend.
In the world of performance cars, the dynamometer (or dyno for short) is a tool used for measuring the horsepower and torque of a vehicle. Usually this is used for tuning purposes, but some people just like to brag about how much power their car does (or doesn’t) have. We’re surprised it took so long, but someone finally put their Tesla Model S on the dyno…and the results are predictably awesome.
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.
The Tesla Model S is probably the best electric car in the world right now…and it’s also really freakin’ fast. But just how fast, compared to cars that rival it in power, speed, and cost? Automobile Magazine lined a top-of-the-line Tesla Model S up against a 560 horsepower BMW M5 to see which luxury sports sedan was faster.