Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tesla Model S P85D’s “Insane Mode” Launch Blows Minds—Here’s Video Proof

Watch how Tesla P85D
Elon Musk took the lid off his own madness with the Tesla Model S P85D, the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive silent screamer with 691 horsepower and 686 lb-ft of torque. As if all that power weren't enough, the fully electric D offers an "Insane Mode," which unleashes the car's full accelerative potential and enables a launch-control function for maximum thrust.

Musk said he benchmarked the McLaren F1 as the D's acceleration target. With a 0-to-60-mph run that we estimate at 3.2 seconds—from a full-size luxury sedan that weighs nearly 2.5 tons, mind you—we'd say he nailed it, especially considering that's the exact time we achieved with an F1 we tested in 1994. What does all that massive, dyno-befuddling, Hellcat-humiliating torque do to unsuspecting passengers? The people at DragTimes just had to find out, and, clearly, nobody's prepared for the D.

Warning: There's a lot of shocked cursing in this video, and it's not safe for unsuspecting ears or playing loud at your office. You've been warned.

A version of this story originally appeared on via Digg.

from Car and Driver Blog


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