Dual Motors Up The Performance Substantially

Dual Motors Up The Performance Substantially

Tonight, we announced Dual Motor Model S and Autopilot. Available for order now: 60D, 85D, and P85D.

P85D accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The fastest accelerating production four-door car ever.

Every new Model S has Autopilot hardware. More details to come.

Stated Tesla Motors after revealing the ridiculously quick Tesla Model S P85D.

So, the P85D is the "fastest," (Tesla should say quickest) accelerating production four-door car ever built?  You bet it is.

Full specs, and debut event recap/video on the Tesla Model S P85D can be found here.

As the list (via Wikipedia) below shows, only a few sedans are even in the sub-3.5-second territory for 0 to 60 MPH.  Going by manufacturer reported times, we note that the Audi RS7 does the 0 to 60 MPH dash in 3.7 seconds, though the list shows a verified time of 3.2 seconds (same as manufacturer reported time for Model S P85D).  Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4matic accomplished the 0 to 60 MPH in a manufacturer reported time of 3.5 seconds, 0.3 seconds behind the AWD Model S.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo is close to as quick (3.7 seconds from 0 to 60 MPH) as the P85D and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (3.5 seconds) is in the ballpark too.

Green Car Congress has also put together a pretty great little synopsis on what each trim level of the Model S today can do, as well as compiled a swanky little chart (below)

Put Together This Chart Of Output and Acceleration Numbers For The Model S - Both Old And New

Put Together This Chart Of Output and Acceleration Numbers For The Model S - Both Old And New

The vehicles that beat the P85D on the list below all happens to be coupes, so Tesla's announcement of the P85D being the world's quickest production four-door ever built holds true.

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