Tesla Model S P100D Hits 60 MPH In 2.7 Seconds In The Rain

In case you had any doubt that electric cars can accelerate quicker than almost anything else on four wheels, then the video below is for you.

A few months ago, Tesla introduced the most ballistic variant of the Model S to date, the P100D, claiming that it is the fastest production vehicle currently on sale, capable of hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds.

To see just how potent the P100D is off the line, DragTimes on YouTube recently organized a series of tests for the car. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate so the P100D was forced to test in the rain but even still, it ranks among the world’s quickest production cars.

Despite the road being drenched in rain, the car accelerated from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.72 seconds, just a couple tenths off Tesla’s official claim and ahead of some incredible performance cars like the Lamborghini Aventador and Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Perhaps the biggest take away from this video is the insane grip the Model S P100D generates. It has almost no wheelspin in conditions which would have seen an Aventador desperately clawing at the pavement for grip even with its all-wheel drive system.

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  • Don’t Care

    I echo the sentiment that others are starting to say: Who really cares at this point And, is this all that a Tesla is good for?

    • TheHake

      yes that’s all.

  • Axel Cortez

    the software must take into account the slip generated by each wheel and compensate beautifully, that is the advantage of having four motors I guess

    • BqWsRe

      Hopefully they fixed the battery fire issues and autopilot problems too. Not everyone needs only a straightline drag car.

    • Steak

      Quote:”….advantage of having four motors I guess”.

      Tesla’s with the “D” suffix means “Dual” as in two motors. Teslas normallly have one electrical motor with the exception of the D editions.

      • Axel Cortez

        stand corrected, I thought they used an engine per wheel…. Still they use a computer to control the torque and power distribution f/r

  • BqWsRe

    This should have been Tesla’s press conference news on Wednesday…It would have been more exciting.

    • I’mCallingYouOut

      Troll.

  • geo241

    Two motors, but both are “smarter” than anybody else’s.

  • Dave A.

    straight up insane

  • Axiom Ethos

    Love it! Traction control is amazing when you can have such precise and lightning quick control over the optimal and maximum torque distribution.that can be applied. Another nod that electric will surpass fossil fuels not long from now.

  • TonyL

    stretched tires?

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