The people at Drag Times make their living at the drag strip. It’s what they do. A few weeks ago, they took delivery of one of the hottest cars on the planet, the all new Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous option. With its 100 kWh battery, the Plood, as it is known to the Teslascenti, is the biggest, baddest, quickest, and most expensive Model S to date.
Those who dream in Teslacolor salivate at the idea of bigger and bigger batteries but Elon Musk says the 100 kWh unit is probably as big as batteries are going to get. There are all sorts of constraints that militate against making bigger batteries, including cost, size, and complex cooling requirements.
Much to the consternation of the Drag Times team, it has been raining in their area ever since they took delivery of their latest Tesla, so running the car at the drag strip has been impossible. But they noticed something interesting while driving back and forth to the track. The P100D is a road rocket even in the rain. Somehow, some way, Tesla has figured out how to make the car grip like crazy even on wet pavement.