Though its 0 to 60 MPH time of just 2.28 seconds is impressive in its own right, the truer test of a car is its ability to go from 0 to 100 MPH and then back to zero again.
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In this test, both acceleration and deceleration come into play and it's a more accurate representation of real-world driving in that eventually you have to slow the car down too.
Motor Trend recently put the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous + mode through this rigorous 0-100-0 test and surprisingly it fared extremely well.
As Motor Trend states:
"With the Tesla P100D, we’re looking at the math: addition of the car’s 0–100-mph time and its 100–0-mph stopping seconds, captured during our routine testing."
"...it also boils the matter down to what’s really the car’s essential performance."
With a curb weight of nearly 5,000 pounds, you wouldn't expect the Model S P100DL to perform well in this type of test. Weight is your enemy on both sides (acceleration & deceleration) of the test, but somehow the Model S managed to land in 5th all time (see chart above) for the vehicles tested by Motor Trend. It's up there with some big names on the performance car front.
With a 10.2-second 0-100-0 run, the Model S P100DL is in supercar territory, proving that it's not just a one-trick (0 to 60 MPH) pony.
Source: Motor Trend