Browsing the "Tesla Model S horsepower" Tag

Video: 43 Teslas Show Just How Quiet Racing Can Be

August 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Video: Side-by-Side Of Tesla Model S 60 kWh VS. 85 kWh

July 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Video: Tesla Model S Costs 6-Cents Per Drag Race

June 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Video: Tesla Model S Beats Viper At Drag Strip, Sets EV Racing Record

January 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Video: Tesla Model S On The Dyno

January 18th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Video: The Quiet Riot Of A Tesla Model S Burnout

December 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Video: Tesla Model S Races A 560 HP BMW M5

October 10th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

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