Tesla P100D Breaks Acceleration Record

Motor Trend performed the test in a P100D equipped with Ludicrous Mode, which will set you back a cool $137,800.

Apparently, you too can further verify the super speed capacity of your own Tesla Model S P100D.

The Tesla might eventually be outpaced by the LaFerrari, which hits 70mph faster, and the 918 and P1, which pull ahead at 80mph, it's an astonishing achievement for a four door vehicle that weighs 4,891 pounds £121,400. The Motor Trend testing shows the electric vehicle is even faster than promised.

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"Predictably" because the great advantage that the Model S has over its competitors is its very impressive torque - one of the most notable performance advantages of electric vehicles.

Tesla's Model S P100D electric can now accelerate quicker than any other street-legal vehicle.

The Tesla Model S P100D has hit a new acceleration record, according to a recent test by Motor Trend. Back in January, the company surpassed that promise by pushing the auto to achieve 2.389 seconds of acceleration. But Tesla has, in 2.275507139 seconds'.

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The P100D sports all-wheel drive, a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery, and weighs in at a hefty 4,891 pounds, almost 1,500 pounds more than the McLaren P1 ($1.15 million), 1,200 pounds more than the Porsche 918 ($845,000), and 1,400 pounds more than Ferrari's LaFerrari ($1.7 million).

Motor Trend prepared its test auto this way: First, it made sure the Tesla was running the most recent firmware (v8.0 release 2.52.22). The Model S accelerated to 30 miles per hour a full.05 seconds faster than the Porsche. In the auto, select the Settings Acceleration menu. Under Acceleration, press and hold the Ludicrous button for five seconds. The Tesla's almost 5,000 pound weight, not including occupants, helps its tires grip the road, said Motor Trend writer Frank Markus. Once launch control is initiated and the throttle pedal is depressed, the P100D will be on its (very hurried) way.

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