Tesla Model X P90D is more powerful than the Model S P90D

June 20th, 2016

When we first tested the new Model X P90D with Ludicrous mode at the drag strip running an amazing 11.6 @ 116 MPH at Palm Beach International Raceway we were quite surprised how quick and fast it was compared with the Model S P90D Ludicrous running 11.3 @ 116 MPH in a direct heads up race. Given the extra 600+ pounds the Model X has to carry around over the Model S combined with Tesla’s own spec that both have the same motors, same battery and make the same power (532 HP motor power), the numbers just didn’t add up.  While Read More

Money Race – Tesla P85DL vs Dodge Viper SRT10

June 2nd, 2016

Talk about silent but deadly; this P85 blasts from 10 to 110 mph (in seconds) and doesn’t make a sound. This Tesla raced the Viper previously and took a beating. This video shows the rematch, after a few minor upgrades for the Tesla. Check out the action. This is street racing. The first contest is roll racing, from 10 to 110 mph and the Tesla wins handily. Next, we have roll racing from 20 to 120 mph and the Dodge wins. After that, they begin at 45 mph and the Viper bests the Tesla again. Dig racing is next and Read More

Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous vs Ferrari F430 Drag and Roll Races

April 24th, 2016

While we’ve seen a bunch of races between the Tesla Model S and various supercars, this is the first we’ve seen of the all new 7 passenger 5,600 pound Model X Tesla SUV racing.  The Model X in the video is a P90D with the optional $10,000 Ludicrous mode going up against a bright red and loud Ferrari F430 with the F1 6 speed transmission. While the power to weight ratio is heavily in the Ferrari’s favor, the monstrous amount of instant torque and all wheel drive in the Tesla play a big role in this race.

Launch Mode Testing on Tesla P90D Ludicrous

December 5th, 2015

Tesla recently released a software update that includes a new feature called “Launch Mode” which is supposed to “help your car accelerate as quickly as possible”  as per the release notes.  We gave the new Launch Mode a test which requires the car to be in “Max Battery Power” Mode.  Tesla’s Launch Mode operates similarly to other performance cars.  While the car is completely stopped you press firmly on the brake with you left foot, then press the accelerator completely down with your right foot.  Then you release the accelerator and press it down all the way again.   Now the car displays a message Read More

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous vs Tesla Model S P85D Insane

September 22nd, 2015

Check out this Tesla vs Tesla battle between the all new Tesla P90D with Ludicrous mode running against the P85D with Insane mode.  Tesla’s new Ludicrous option offers increased performance with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds vs the 3.1 seconds required by Insane mode. Tesla also claims a 1/4 mile time of 10.9 seconds for the P90D with Ludicrous. We ran 11.6 @ 116 MPH earlier this year in a Tesla P85D and look forward to seeing the first Tesla break into the 10’s! Check out the video below: You can also check out a video of the P85D Read More

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

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