Take a look at the all new Challenger Hellcat with it’s 707HP supercharged V8 HEMI taking on the new Corvette Z06 with a 650HP supercharged V8. It’s a close race with the Corvette losing a little ground during each shift of it’s manual transmission. The Hellcat’s automatic transmission along with a bit more horsepower does a great job of making up for it’s large weight and aerodynamic disadvantage compared to the Corvette.
Here is a video of the first real world 1/4 mile run we’ve seen for the all new Lamborghini Huracan. Powered by a 610 horsepower 5.2L V10 along with all wheel drive and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission the Huracan ran an impressive 10.82 @ 132 MPH at Sacramento Raceway Park. The Huracan was clearly using it’s launch control system but appears to bog down off the line due to the sticky track prep and lack of down low torque from it’s naturally aspirated V10. Check out the timeslip data and video below. Lamborghini Huracan Data
The all new 691 horsepower dual motor all wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D has two modes of acceleration available to choose from, Insane and Sport. As we’ve seen and tested, INSANE mode is just that, insane, surprising everyone who’s driven or ridden in the car so far with it’s amazing grip, high G Forces and instant torque from a dead stop. We took the Model S P85D out with a VBOX and GoPro to test out the differences between the Insane and Sport modes from 0-60 MPH. As you’ll see in the video below, in Insane mode the P85D lived up to it’s hype Read More
Here is a video of a new Tesla Model S P85D with dual motors, all wheel drive and 691HP taking on a 2015 BMW M4 powered by a Twin Turbo 3.0L Inline-6 with 425HP and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The BMW M4 used it’s Launch control system and got the jump from the start but the Tesla quickly took over leaving the M4 behind by a few cars. On the top end the race evened out as the Tesla ran out of steam and and hit it’s top speed allowing the M4 to quickly catch up. This BMW M4 is no slouch running Read More
Here is a video of a new Tesla Model S P85D with dual motors, all wheel drive and 691HP taking on a 2012 Lamborghini LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale powered by a 5.2L V10 and 570HP. The Tesla gets a good start but loses ground fast as it’s power dies off quickly while the Lamborghini runs right past it around 115 MPH. Hopefully Tesla Motors will un-cripple the Tesla P85D soon and release the power and speed that it promised when they initially released the specifications back in October 2014 and started taking orders.
Take a look at this video of a new Tesla Model S P85D with dual motors, all wheel drive and 691HP take on it’s predecessor, the P85 with a single motor, 415HP and rear wheel drive. The P85D pulled an astounding 1.29 G off the line absolutely leaving the P85 in the dust while it fought for traction. The trouncing continued while the P85D kept pulling away putting car length after car length between the two until the P85 almost disappeared from view. In the 2nd video the two cars started from a 35 MPH roll to remove the P85Ds Read More
Since we have both the new Tesla 691HP dual motor all wheel drive Model S P85D as well as the previous 416HP single motor rear wheel drive P85 available for testing we decided to do a quick drive of mixed city and highway driving to compare the efficiency of the two. During our 12.2 mile drive with both cars side by side driving normally with no hard accellerating or launching the P85 was clearly using less energy. Before the test both cars were charged to 100% with the P85D having a rated ranged of 243 miles and the P85 having a rated range of 254 Read More
We had some time with a brand new Tesla Model S P85D to do some initial testing before our StreetCarDrags event on January 18th, 2015 where we’ll have 12 Tesla Model S cars racing themselves and other exotic cars down the drag strip at Palm Beach International Raceway. Since the Florida weather provided us with pouring rain all day and the track was closed, performance testing wasn’t quite an option, although as you’ll see later, we did some launches in the rain and the Tesla did amazing. Instead we headed over to see Jack at Horsepower Logic in Royal Palm Beach, FL to strap Read More
Take a look at this heads up run between a new Porsche 911 Turbo S with tune and exhaust and a Nissan GT-R with tune, exhaust and E85 fuel setup. It’s a close race with the both cars running in the 10’s and GT-R edging out the Porsche by a few tenths.