Ludicrous Tesla Model S P85D vs Turbo Truck and Muscle Cars – Drag Race Video


Even With A Head Start, The Camaro Loses

Even With A Head Start, The Camaro Loses

Video description:

“Headed out to Piedmont dragway in the new ludicrous P85D for the first time.”

“Noticed being a couple tenths faster along with help from launch control, which was only used on the last race. It is a bit difficult to use in a racing scenario where you want to cut a good r/t but is also running as fast as time from a P90D at least in the 1/8th mile since we have not done 1/4 mile yet.”

“Took on a Camaro SS, 5.0 coyote mustang with a stall, turbo Chevy silverado, and a Plymouth GTX. Tesla vs Muscle cars.”

The race versus the Camaro SS is especially entertaining, as the Model S driver lets the lowly Camaro get the jump off the line before mashing the accelerator. In no time, the Model S catches the Camaro, then blows it away.

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9 responses to "Ludicrous Tesla Model S P85D vs Turbo Truck and Muscle Cars – Drag Race Video"
  1. George Parrott says:

    At 1/8th mile the Ludicrous versions of the Model S are pretty much dominant relative to ANYthing that runs on the street. OTOH, at 1/4 mile then some of the lighter rear wheel street cars can “close the gap.” At least IMHO, since I have a similar P85D(L) and I can “take” even modified Vettes out to 1000 feet, and then IF, repeat IF they are “highly modified” then they come roaring past with trap speeds 12-16 miles faster (upwards to 130+ at the quarter while “Ludicrous” for owner cars seems to max out at around 117 mph in the quarter).

    1. Speculawyer says:

      Isn’t Ludicrous mode only available for the P90D?

      1. Kacey Green says:

        It’s available as an upgrade for P85D owners

  2. Elroy says:

    So much fun!

  3. Three Electrics says:

    I feel my neck reddening.

  4. Speculawyer says:

    “the new ludicrous P85D”

    Uh . . . isn’t he Ludicrous mode only available in the P90D model?

    1. Bevo says:

      I believe for $5k you can add it aftermarket to the P85D.

  5. jeff says:

    At the risk of gloating. Nice to see four adults in the Tesla while racing these specialty cars.

  6. Mister G says: