Does Tesla Underrate the Acceleration of the Model S? (w/videos)
On several occasions now, DragTimes has pushed the Model S to the limit on the track.
First, they discovered that the P85 version of the Model S is able to do 0-60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds (instead of the 4.4 seconds that you see listed in Tesla’s specifications). DragTimes’ 1/4 mile result with a fully charged battery was 12.371 @ 110.84 MPH.
Now, DragTimes tested 60-kWh version and what was the result? Again, Tesla seems to be underrating its true performance:
“The Model S 60 was amazing consistent running 3 consecutive 0-60 MPH runs in just 5.1 seconds with 0-100 MPH coming in at 12.8 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 13.7 @ 102.8 MPH. This is significantly quicker and faster than what Tesla quotes and actually beats Tesla’s numbers for the Tesla Model S 85 Non-Performance. View our world record run for the Model S Performance.”
5.1 seconds is significantly quicker than the 5.9 seconds claimed by Tesla.
Below, you’ll find interesting videos of the Model S 60 and Model S 60 vs the 85 Performance with a display of their digital dashes side-by-side.