0-60 MPH in 2.65 with the Refreshed Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous

August 18th, 2016

We test the refreshed Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous mode running 0-60 MPH in just 2.65 seconds.  With a refreshed look that includes a new front bumper, rear diffuser along with full LED headlights, the refreshed Model S with Ludicrous might be packing some extra power as well. Even with the regular 19″ wheels and skinny 245/45/19 all season tires, the Tesla has no problem ripping consecutive 2.6x 0-60 MPH times using it’s monstrous amounts of fine tuned torque delivery to all 4 wheels.   What current production car can keep up with the Tesla to 60MPH for under $1 million? Read More

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous runs 10.8 in the 1/4 Mile

August 7th, 2016

About 1 year after Ludicrous mode debuted in the Tesla Model S P90D a Tesla has finally ran 10’s in the 1/4 mile.  A refreshed Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous driven the The Tesla Racing Channel just ran 10.804 @ 121.99 MPH in the 1/4 Mile at Rockingham Dragway in NC.  With a 60′ time of just 1.57 this Tesla is running 0-60 MPH in the 2.6 range and the 10.8 run was just one of many 10.8x runs for the Tesla that night. This is the first real world documented pass for a Tesla in the 10’s, check out the Read More

Tesla Gigafactory Behind the Scenes Video Tour and Picture Gallery

August 2nd, 2016

When Tesla invites you out to tour their multi-billion dollar Gigafactory and see Elon Musk present his plan for world wide electrification, you go, so I booked a flight to the “Biggest Little City”, aka Reno, Nevada to get an inside look at the newly operational Gigafactory.  The factory is actually about 20 miles outside of Reno in a small town call Sparks that will soon be growing with up to 10,000 Tesla workers set to move in over the next couple of years as the factory expands to it’s full capacity of up t0 10 Million square feet, making Read More

Tesla Dominates Quarter-Mile Street Class

July 29th, 2016

So, what do you think? Are we ready to concede the 1/4-mile to the electrics? Speaking just for me – I say heck no – but it is fun to watch these ultra reliable cars run unbelievably consistent times, over and over again. Personally, you can give me a gas burner with a supercharger or a couple of turbos every time but when it comes to index racing, it’s difficult to compete with a car that performs exactly the same on every pass. Helping the Tesla to achieve these consistent 1/4-mile passes is an all-wheel drivetrain and a network of Read More

Street Racing – Ludicrous Tesla vs. Modified GT-R

July 22nd, 2016

In this clip, it’s about to jump off between two extremely powerful but dramatically different daily drivers. The race is all out mayhem between two all-wheel drive powerhouses and it goes from 0 to 100 mph – for $1,000. Whoever is out front, when either car hits 100 mph, takes home the cash. The Tesla S P85D (in Ludicrous mode) is one tough hombre. The Tesla is all-electric, makes approximately 762hp, and can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8-seconds. The Nissan is no slouch, with over 550 factory hp and all the bolt-ons. Buckle up – this Read More

Top 10 Tesla Autopilot Do’s and Don’ts

July 18th, 2016

We demonstrate when we decide TO use and NOT use the Tesla autopilot system in a Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous during an early morning commute in Miami, Florida.  

Street Grudge Match – Ludicrous Tesla vs. Vette Z06

July 6th, 2016

This is 1/8-mile dig racing and there’s cash on the line when this Tesla is called-out by BigKleib34 in his C6 Corvette Z06 with upgraded cylinder heads and camshaft. The Tesla makes short work of the ‘Vette before spanking a Fox Body Mustang – then the cops show up. After relocating to an undisclosed location (probably somewhere else in Mexico), a couple of capable Mitsubishi Evo sedans show up, along with a Porsche Turbo S. The Tesla is playing possum until the final race when it gets spanked by the second Evo. Check it out. NOTE: We neither condone nor Read More

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

Lamborghini Huracan vs Tesla Model S P85D Ludicrous Drag Race

June 19th, 2016

Check out this race between a 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 going up against a Tesla P85D with the Ludicrous upgrade.   The Huracan is powered by a 5.2L V10 putting down 602 horsepower through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission and the Tesla has two motors with 502 HP in the rear and 259 HP in the front.  However, the torque difference is pretty big between the two, with Tesla making well over 700 ft lbs and the Huracan making just 412 ft lbs. duPont Registry shows the P85D selling for around $110k with the Huracan coming in at $230k on the used market. Read More

Tesla Model S P85D vs P90D Ludicrous Drag and Roll Races

June 18th, 2016

It’s a race many Tesla owners have been waiting for, a Tesla P90D with the $10,000 optional Ludicrous mode from the factory vs a Tesla P85D that has been upgraded from Insane mode to Ludicrous mode at a Tesla service center a cost of $5,000.  The reasoning behind the less expensive upgrade option for existing P85D owners was because the P90D with Ludicrous mode came out so quickly after the P85D with Insane mode leaving early adopters who spent big $$ on the P85D behind. While Tesla states that an upgraded P85D with Ludicrous isn’t as quick as the P90D with Ludicrous the Read More

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