With the Tesla Model S P100D having now been available for a while, it shouldn’t be surprising that racing videos featuring the electric supercar have begun to pop up on the internet.
An interesting one, showing a P100D do 0–60 miles per hour in just 2.54 seconds at the Palm Beach International Raceway (in the hands of Drag Times) seems worth posting below. Notably, the P100D also managed to best a Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 in a drag race — another big notch in the belt for the Model S.
As a reminder, Tesla says that the Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode upgrade can do 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds — more or less what Drag Times managed to do in the video below.
Green Car Reports provides a bit more: “The electric sedan also (did) 0 to 100 mph in 6.52 seconds, and a best quarter-mile pass of 10.78 seconds at 124.5 mph.”
And, with regard to the race with the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4: “Granted, that win was by the slimmest of margins — just 0.922 second — and the Lamborghini recorded a slightly lower quarter-mile time of 10.79 seconds at 128.7 mph in another race, notes DragTimes. The Tesla’s top speed also remains limited to 155 mph, while the Lamborghini can reach a claimed 201 mph.”
While I’m curious to see just how much more can be squeezed out of the Model S platform performance wise, I have to say that I’m far more interested at this point to see what Tesla can do with the Model 3, the Model Y (expected CUV based on the same platform as the Model 3), and the rumored Tesla truck.
Notably, CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted that the company “may” stop at the 100 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery-pack size for awhile, rather than continually offering upgrades of ~10 kWh or so.