DragTimes Tests Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous 60 To 130 MPH – Video

JAN 28 2016 BY MARK KANE 16

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous Version 7.1 0-130 MPH Performance Testing - DragTimes

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous Version 7.1 0-130 MPH Performance Testing – DragTimes

DragTimes released a new video test on Tesla Model S P90D (Ludicrous Mode) acceleration using Launch Mode and the new firmware 7.1.

The results are 0-60 in under 3 seconds, or in-line with previous tests.

A new result for 60-130 mph is 11.6 seconds:

  • 1/4 mile: 11.24 seconds @ 118.6 mph
  • 0-60 mph: 2.81 seconds
  • 0-100 mph: 7.47 seconds
  • 60-130 mph: 11.6 seconds

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16 Comments on "DragTimes Tests Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous 60 To 130 MPH – Video"

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Yawn. Who really cares anymore.

Besides, this would be wasted on me since at 150 km/hr (93 mi/hr) I’d be looking at a potential $10,000 fine, stunt driving charges, vehicle impounded and license suspension.


Dullards won’t care.


Dullard here. I confirm I don’t care about pk getting a fine or suspended license.


The people that have misconceptions about EVs care.


Gas drag car racers understand quite well now that EV’s will rule.


+1 Lol

Warren M

0-60 MPH numbers are excellent (AWD), but for that qtr mile time a 118mph trap speed is mediocre. No better than a base Corvette or BMW M3…and slower than the German luxury sedan M5, E65, RS7, etc. You can tell by looking at the speedometer after 90mph that acceleration is slow. .My best time in my tuned street BMW was 11.1 with no traction…but my trap speed was 132 mph. A Tesla would need an average of about 140hp more during the quarter mile run to equal that. But the slow upper end accel of the Tesla really shows in the 60-130 times. My BMW ran 6.9 seconds vs 11.6 for the Tesla. Literally running away from it.


Your BMW M3 is 1640kg or less with multiple gears against Model S P90DL 2200kg. Model S is 50% heavier. Tesla needs lower weight.


We are talking about a large sedan here. It is quite close in terms of cabin and luggage space and even range to the RS7 but still that is a car intended for racing!


It’s not only about more power, but power placement. With single gear transmission, electric motor would be running out of steam at higher speed. But have 3 gears (or even 2), and the motor could put down peak torque at high speed.

For more practical application, 3 gears could allow “normal”, “high speed kick butt”, “tow large boat” modes. Can you imagine a Tesla fan made commercial where P90D in tow mode in tug-of-war pulling a semi truck with its tires smoking? Oops, I’m letting my hick side show. 😉


Meh! I don’t drive anywhere where speeds of 118/mph. can be done legally. And remember you are comparing an SUV sized 7 passenger vehicle against purpose built sports sedans here. You think the Model X performance is mediocre because it is not as fast as a Corvette?? Go figure?? (Face Palm Here) Where are all the other sub 3 sec. 0-60 Full sized SUV’s at? I’ll wait here while you find one.

Warren M

It’s not that it is bad performance, its just that it doesn’t match what the manufacturer promises. Most of the German sedans usually beat their factory claims, and put out way more HP than they are rated at. As far as 118mph traps matching a 6 cylinder M3 or a BASE Corvette, that is decent performance, but pales in comparison to the spectacular launch the Tesla is capable of. FYI, the ZO6 Vettes traps at least 6-7mph faster than the base one.

Warren M

What is strange is I ran back to back runs of 11.7 @ 117mph in the P85d. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. I have seen them report over 120mph traps in some tests of the P90D, so perhaps this one was pulling some power upper end?

Warren M

I was truly excited about a luxury sedan running the quarter mile in the 10’s. However, besides Motor Trend, no publication has been able to replicate a run in the 10’s. As it is, Car and Driver tested those German Luxury sedans running 122-124 mph traps, and 11.6 qtr mile times. So as quick as a P85D through the quarter, but pulling much harder on the top end. I know the battery is the biggest limiting factor, and the motors still have headroom left in them. So perhaps with the next battery advance, the car will truly be a 10 second car.


0-60 mph: 2.81 seconds … wow! The TV show “MotorWeek” got a (relatively) poor 0-60 time of 4 seconds.


Would like to know how they could be so different.

Warren M

Very interesting, considering they were specifically expecting sub 3 second 0-60 times, and 10 second qtr mile times. Even a bad launch wouldn’t have resulted in the poor 114mph trap speeds.