Meet the quickest four-door production vehicle in the world.
The Tesla Model S P100D is now the fastest stock four-door vehicle. This is what the folks over at DragTimes are saying, after taking delivery of a brand new P100D and putting it on the quarter mile drag strip.
The team took the all-electric sedan to the Palm Beach International Raceway and wanted to “go for the absolutely best time possible by making some attempts at 100 percent state of charge.” That’s why they decided not to use the Tesla Supercharger station that’s a few miles away from the track, but to bring a 150-kilowatt industrial generator along with twin Tesla HPWC chargers. Just to put into context how powerful this generator is, it can actually hookup another five Tesla charging stations if needed.
Shortly after the crew arrived at the track, the two Model S P100D vehicles used for the new record were plugged to the chargers, and after a few minutes they were fully charged and ready to race. Both cars were used for several drag races against ICE cars, like the Corvette Z06, Challenger Hellcat, Nissan GT-R, Camaro, and CTS-V.
The best Model S run of the whole event was a 10.76 at 122.36 miles per hour (196.91 kilometers per hour), slightly faster than the P90D. This represents a new NEDRA certified record for an electric or any all stock four-door car, and a better time than a Pagani Huayra can achieve.
Tesla describes the Model S P100D as the “quickest production car in the world.” It uses a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack only available with the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive layout and Ludicrous mode. Acceleration figures show 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 kilometers per hour) takes 2.5 seconds or 2.7 seconds in the rain.
But the car is not only powerful and very, very fast. It can now travel an estimated 507 kilometres (315 miles) in the Environmental Protection Agency’s test, or 613 km (381 miles) under the different New European Driving Cycle evaluation.