A few years ago, I would never have dreamed that the terms “electric car” and “street racing” would be used in the same sentence. These days, the Porsche 918 is the king of the hill when it comes to hybrid cars (and cars in general, I guess) but when you talk about full on EV power, the name Tesla seems to remain at the forefront. We’ve all grown accustomed to seeing Tesla P90D sedans, dragging the four-wheeled competition in Ludicrous mode, particularly in dig races. Now, with improved top-end capability, this driver is ready to take on modified street bikes Read More
We have some great racing footage from the StreetCarDrags.com event last weekend with a Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous racing heads up against a Ferrari 458 Italia. While the instant torque and all wheel drive of the Model X catapults it off the line ahead of the Ferrari 458, the Italian supercar makes up some serious ground on it’s way trying to catch the Tesla before the end of the 1/4 mile. It’s a close one with the winner being determined by a great reaction time by the driver of the Model X (ToTheFloor), take a look at the racing Read More
While we took delivery of the Tesla Model S P100D a few weeks ago the South Florida daily rainstorms have been thwarting our attempts to run the car down the 1/4 mile. Finally the weather is changing and with the first “cold” front coming through and by “cold” front we mean a few hours of temps in the 70’s, we were able to get some 1/4 mile runs in at Palm Beach International Raceway. Electric car drag racing has come a long way since we started drag racing our P85 about 3 years ago, not only have the 1/4 miles times dropped astoundingly from Read More
After getting rained out from the track we decided to give some demo rides in the Tesla Model S P100D, after seeing how well the car could launch in the rain we decided to test out Tesla’s traction control systems and see exactly how quick the car is from 0-60 MPH in the rain.
Tesla Model S P100D 1/4 Mile Testing at Palm Beach International Raceway vs a Huracan and Nissan GT-RSeptember 24th, 2016
While we got rained out last week and weather wasn’t looking good for this week either, we headed out to Palm Beach International Raceway to give the all new Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous it’s first real world test down the 1/4 mile drag strip. Luckily the weather held and we got some awesome races in. To make things interesting we lined up the Tesla vs a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 and based on previous runs with the Huracan and some Racelogic VBOX tests with the P100D, we knew it was going to be a close race. Behind the wheel of the Read More
While we impatiently wait for our Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous to arrive from Tesla, we had the awesome opportunity to test out what is mostly likely the first P100D to be delivered. A Tesla enthusiast family with 5 Teslas took delivery of their P100D in Palm Beach Florida and headed right over for us to take a look as well as do the first set of real world performance tests. First up was to hit the supercharger to top off the charge where the Tesla and check the power output using the Power Tools App with the P100D peaking out at 567 kW which Read More
This video demonstrates why there is no drinking or eating policy in the Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous. I offered up a break in the policy and cash if they can ride in the car without spilling. Take a look at what happens below!
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
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
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