The North American based Tesla carmaker is currently producing the most advanced electric cars and hybrids in the world, with basically no direct competitors for all its models whatsoever, except for the i3 and i8 from BMW. But even so, they are way ahead their time with exquisite drivetrains.
Such an extraordinary car is the new Tesla Model S P100D which recently managed to set the fastest acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, becoming thus the fastest production model in the world, which literally no modifications under the hood.
Motor Trend magazine has managed to take the Tesla Model S P100D out for a spin, the perfect occasion to push the pedal to the metal and run the whole straight line from 0 to 100 km/h in a whopping 2.2755 seconds.
This brings it extremely closer to supercars like Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder, with the latter one managing to run the same sprint in 2.4 seconds. With this figure in mind, the Model S P100D has surely secured its place in the record books.
Concerning the acceleration comparison with the aforementioned supercars, Frank Markus and Brian Brantley from Motor Trend have said:
“We regard 0-30-mph acceleration times as the benchmark for how hard a car launches, and this new Tesla gets there 0.05 second ahead of the next quickest 0.92-second 911 Turbo S. The two run pretty even through 40 mph, after which the Tesla pulls ahead, maintaining a 0.2-second lead from 60 mph through 90 mph. The two cross the quarter-mile mark together at 10.5 seconds, at which point the Tesla is running 125.0 mph, and the Porsche is traveling 6.8 mph faster.”
The good news don’t finish here, as the four-door sedan achieved this amazing sprint in the “Ludicrous Plus” Easter-egg mode, which is the hybrid`s most advanced system, using its power and torque to the maximum. The same Frank Markus and Brian Brantley have also praised the car`s performance and “Ludicrous Plus” Easter-egg mode, stating:
“Launching a Model S P100D (weighing 5,062 with gear and driver) in full-on Ludicrous Easter-egg mode snaps your body in a manner that is utterly impossible to replicate in any other street-legal production car on normal tires and dry asphalt at a mid-$100,000 price point.”
The car`s outstanding achievement was also due to the powerful 100 kWh lithium ion-battery paired to two impressive electric motors, developing an overall 680 horsepower.