Tesla P85D Insane Mode vs McLaren 650S Spider

July 25th, 2015

Check out two heads up races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode taking on a McLaren 650S Spider.  While were used to seeing the Tesla P85D with it’s instant power (691HP), monster torque and all wheel drive take down just about any car off the line, the McLaren 650S is quite a monster off the line as well.  Our last test with the McLaren 650S demonstrated it’s advanced launch control system with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds with OEM tires on the street. With the Tesla’s robotic ability to hit 0-60 MPH in 3.1 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

Tesla Model S P85D vs Muscle Cars at 7.49 Real Street Competition

May 31st, 2015

Check out this Tesla Model S P85D taking down multiple old school muscle cars at a 7.49 competition racing event at Piedmont Drag Strip.  The Tesla did amazing well taking 3rd place out of 17 racing against street rods, trucks and numerous muscles cars a on pro tree.  Check out the video below:

Tesla Model S P85D breaks the Dyno Video

May 16th, 2015

While we had trouble getting our Tesla Model S P85D to stay put on a Mustang Dyno back in January due to it’s massive amounts of instant torque, another Tesla P85D owner ran into similar but more destructive issues when trying to dyno his P85D.  After going full power from a slow roll on an AWD dyno, the instant torque was measured at 700+ ft-lbs before breaking one of the dyno belts. On a previous run where they gradually applied power they measured 435HP and had the Tesla up to it’s 155 MPH top speed on the dyno. Check out the Read More

Tesla S P85D Drag Racing Dos and Don’ts

April 28th, 2015

This video guide to coming out on top at the track is intended specifically for owners of the American-made Tesla S P85D. It is made by a Tesla owner who has seen some level of success at the drag strip, as you will see when this instructional becomes a “show-and-tell” project. Turbocharged Mustangs and supercharged Camaros beware; this full-electric all-wheel drive sedan has been known to embarrass opponents on race day. Allow me to set the stage: A sunny afternoon at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, North Carolina. A ground pounding turbocharged late-model Mustang rolls out amid smoke and lights. He Read More

Tesla Model S P85D v6.2 Performance Data and Video

April 11th, 2015

Tesla recently released software version 6.2 which included release notes relating to the P85D’s top speed stating: “Your P85D can now perform high speed passing maneuvers up to 155MPH when battery energy, powertrain temperature, and road conditions allow”. This differs from the previous disclaimer (which has now been removed) that was posted on the Tesla website when the P85D deliveries started: “The P85D top speed is currently electronically-limited to 130 mph. In the coming months, we will be able to upgrade the car free of charge to enable a 155 mph top speed. Additionally, an over-the-air firmware upgrade to the 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 Ferrari F12 Drag Racing 1/4 Mile

March 5th, 2015

We attended a private track rental put on by ADV1 at Palm Beach International Raceway where we setup a race between the Tesla Model S P85D and their Ferrari F12.  Could the 691HP Tesla Model S P85D use it’s all wheel drive advantage to hold off the 730HP V12 powered, rear wheel drive Ferrari F12 down the 1/4 mile? While the Tesla pulled a great reaction time of .06,  continued on with a 0-60 MPH time of 3.1 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 11.6 @ 115 MPH, it wasn’t enough to fend off the Ferrari.  The Ferrari F12 came on very strong and won by .52 seconds Read More

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