Tesla P85-Powered Kit Car Clocks 10.1 Second Quarter Mile

Teslas are quick. In fact, the Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating production car currently on the market.

So when an enthusiast in Canada decided to make a kit car powered by a Tesla electric motor, the results were always going to be rather spectacular.

While the exterior of the car in question is nothing special, its drivetrain is. Power comes from the electric motor of a Model S P85 joined by two Chevrolet Bolt battery packs mounted in parallel to create about 32 kWh of juice.

Onto the drag strip and equipped with drag radial tires, this setup means the kit car sprints down the quarter mile in just 10.1 seconds. Remarkably, the tuning company behind the model says that, on a warmer track and with better traction, a 9-second pass is achievable.

To put the car’s quarter mile into perspective, the fastest quarter mile time recorded by a Tesla Model S P100D is 10.8 seconds. If the car does reach the 9 second mark, it will join elite company alongside the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.


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