Drifting A Tesla Model S – Video

3 years ago by Mike Anthony 4

"Thought electric cars are boring? Take a look at this Tesla Model S burning some rubber at a Gumball 3000 meet organized by Team76fi and Team Betsafe in Helsinki along with the Dudesons." Per video's description.

“Thought electric cars are boring? Take a look at this Tesla Model S burning some rubber at a Gumball 3000 meet organized by Team76fi and Team Betsafe in Helsinki along with the Dudesons.” Per video description.

Here stars an all-electric Tesla Model S drifting… Is it okay to call it the electric slide?

In this one minute-long video, you’ll see a Tesla Model S scoring some drifting points.

Yes…even with an electric car like the Tesla Model S, you can still do all the burnouts and drifting you desire… Don’t forget to turn the traction control off!

Model S owners, have you ever done anything like this? Tell us about it in the comments below.

*Editor’s note: If you insist on doing this, we would recommend you distance yourself from all bystanders… Better safe then sorry. Always keep drifting and all types of racing off of public roads. 

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4 responses to "Drifting A Tesla Model S – Video"

  1. Lad says:

    That’s not drifting; that’s just tire slip.

  2. Murrysville EV says:

    That looked like about $1000 worth of rubber going up in smoke.

  3. FSJ says:

    The real message: don’t buy a used Model S.

  4. TeslaOwnerPB says:

    I took my Tesla Model S85 to an open track day at the local 1/4 mile drag track where they offered a drifting playground as well. I had a blast! Like in the video I just did some donuts in the drifting playground. I am not a drifter so I didn’t want to attempt the cone course.

    In reply to FSJ about not buying a used Tesla because the owner did some donuts. Think about it, it does no harm to the car other than the tires. I am a gear head and electrical engineer and know first hand that burning the tires isn’t going to hurt the car, especially an electric car. Just do it on a clean track otherwise you will chip your paint. Blue tape helps prevent this and is easy to remove.

    I would like to add that my S85 (not the performance version) was able to pull off a 12.7 quarter mile with an 85% charge. I think I can get closer to 12.0 if I race will a full charge. The charge level makes a big difference on acceleration. For those of you who don’t know the voltage of the battery is higher with relation to the charge level, thus the performance boost. At about 60% charge my times dropped to 13.2. I cannot wait to get back to the track with a full charge!

    As for every day driving, it drives like a rocket! Takes corners like its on rails. Hands down its the best performing car I have owned or driven.

    Cheers!