Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode vs BMW i8

July 19th, 2015

Check out these races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode going heads up against a BMW i8.   The first video has the two running heads up from a dead stop, with the Tesla pulling 0-60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds, the BMW falls quite a ways behind. In the 2nd video the two battle it out from a 15 MPH roll, 60 MPH roll and 40 MPH roll.  Each time the Tesla’s huge instant torque advantage allow it get ahead with the BMW hanging on afterwards. On one of the last races the Tesla starts to get too hot, throws an error Read More

Drag Racing Tesla S P85D vs. BMW M4

April 10th, 2015

Far be it from us to condone street racing under any circumstances, but check out this rolling drag race between an all-American Tesla electric S P85D and the latest BMW M4. The heavier Tesla sedan may have met its match in a rolling race with the sporty M4 coupe, as the BMW gains a slight lead at the start. Nope, despite the M4 grabbing the early lead, the more powerful S P85D pulls to the forefront and stays there for the duration. The BMW turns out to be no match for the Tesla with 691-horsepower and totally-electric “insane-mode” that delivers Read More

New Tesla Model S 70D

April 8th, 2015

The latest in top-tier American-made electric automobiles is the Tesla S 70D, available in Warm Silver, Ocean Blue, and Obsidian Black. The “D” is for dual-motor all-wheel drive, maximum output is 514-horsepower, and it has a top speed of 140 mph. 70Kwh is the rating of the battery pack and it has a 240 mile range at 65 mph. The emission-free sedan can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5.2-seconds and the sticker price will start at approximately $75,000, The price of the new Tesla S 70D is $3,900 greater than the discontinued S60 but will include all-wheel drive, a longer Read More

Tesla S P85D vs. Bentley GT3 R

April 6th, 2015

Take a look at these two state-of-the-art luxury vehicles as they blast down this 2,500-foot private airstrip. If you look at the specifications, you would expect the Tesla to make short work of the Bentley in this contest of pure acceleration. Not so fast! The P 85D takes the lead out of the hole with all 691-horsepower hitting the pavement, instantly while the GT3 R waits for the turbochargers to catch-up. This leaves the Bentley looking at the Tesla’s taillights until about the quarter-mile mark. At that point the big turbocharged V8 gathers the electrically powered Tesla back-in and it Read More

Tesla Model S P85D vs Dodge Challenger Hellcat

January 19th, 2015

We’ve got some video from the StreetCarDrags January 18th event at Palm Beach International Raceway of a 2015 Tesla Model S P85D going racing a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.   The Tesla is powered by two electric motors with a combined output of 691 horsepower while the Hellcat has a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 pumping out 707HP. The Tesla P85D set a new world record (verified by NEDRA who was onsite) for being the quickest and fastest production electric car in the world running 11.6 @ 114.6 MPH in the 1/4 mile with a very a 1.65 60′ time.  0-60 MPH came in last just 3.1 seconds.  The Read More

Electric Miata Assault & Battery kills the tires on the Dyno with 1,350 ft-lbs of Torque

August 20th, 2014

John from LoneStar EV Performance in Houston, TX put his Assault & Battery Electric Miata on the dyno for the first time to see just how powerful the 2000 amp Zilla controllers feeding dual NetGain 9-inch motors are.  They initially had some trouble on the dyno since the instant torque of the electric motors caused the huge slicks to go up in smoke on the dyno rollers. After a few tries of slowly rolling into the power they were able to get somewhat of a clean dyno run with the Miata putting down an astounding flat 1,350 ft-lbs of torque from 0 to 3,000 RPM Read More

Tesla Model S Confuses a DynoJet Dyno

August 8th, 2014

Emmanuel out of Alberta Canada put his 2013 Tesla Model S P85 on a DynoJet dyno for a couple of pulls to see how much power it could put down.  It’s not clear what happened, but the Tesla’s instant torque apparently confused the DynoJet dyno, causing it to max out the torque readings at 2,000 ft-lbs of torque. Obviously that’s not correct, but the horsepower numbers were inline with his Tesla Model S P85 putting down a relatively flat 436 horsepower to the wheels across a wide range of speeds, likely 10 MPH to 130 MPH.  Tesla rates the Model S Read More

2014 Tesla Model S 85 kWh 0-60 MPH Testing

July 5th, 2014

We had some time with a 2014 Tesla Model S 85, the non-performance version and did a quick 0-60 MPH test run with the Vbox.  Tesla rates the Model S 85 at 362HP and a 0-60 MPH time of 5.4 seconds.   With the battery at less than 50% the Model S ran 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and 0-100 in 12.4 seconds. While this is well ahead of Tesla’s quoted numbers, we think it will do even better with a full charge.   We tested the base 60 kWh model a while back with a full charge was able to run 0-60 Read More

1000HP Electric Miata Spark Show

April 11th, 2014

Lonestar EV Performance’s latest project out of Houston, TX is an all electric Mazda Miata Drag Car, AKA Assault & Battery, with 1000 HP running in the 8’s at close to 150 MPH. Powered by two Netgain Warp9 2000 AMP, 210 volt electric motors producing around 500HP each, along with instant power and torque, this monster Miata is going 0-60 MPH in just 1.5 seconds while lifting the front wheels off the ground. Even more interesting is the spark show theses motors produce as recorded by a camera that was pointed at one of the motors during the Miata’s burnout and full drag Read More

2013 Tesla Model S P85 vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z51

January 27th, 2014

Here is another featured race from the StreetCarDrags.com event at Palm Beach International Raceway this past weekend.  We put our 2013 Tesla Model S P85  heads up against the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z51 with the 6 speed automatic transmission. It’s a rehash of our wildly popular Tesla vs Viper race we did last year where we pit new age American electric against modern American muscle and the results were similar with the Tesla Model S winning one race and the Chevrolet Corvette winning the other. Tech Specs: 2013 Tesla Model S P85: 415 HP, 4,690 pounds, no transmission 2014 Read More

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