Tesla Model S P100DL Zips From 0 To 60 MPH In The Rain – Video

OCT 22 2016 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 11

2.7 Seconds To 60 MPH On A Wet Road

2.7 Seconds To 60 MPH On A Wet Road

We know that the Tesla Model S P100DL is blazingly quick from 0 to 60 MPH (2.5 seconds or so), but how does the AWD electric car fare when the road is wet?

To find out, the folks over at DragTimes conducted hard launches on a wet road. The result? The Model S P100DL is just 0.2 seconds slower to 60 MPH when the road is wet.

Video description:

“After getting rained out at the drag strip we gave a few Tesla P100D Ludicrous rides and noticed the car was launching amazingly well in the rain. This is our test to see just how quick the P100D is on a wet road!”

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11 Comments on "Tesla Model S P100DL Zips From 0 To 60 MPH In The Rain – Video"

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This has got to be the Best Traction Control System on the planet! Nothing short of AMAZING!!

Tesla truely is the Chuck Norris of cars.
Imagine in two years or so you probably can send the Model S to the drag strip to win some races on its own while you are at work!

I think an autonomous or pre-programmed Tesla will win Pike’s Peak by 2020.

What’s with the undersized tyres? I’ve often seen this type of scenario on the island where I live and attribute it to people using rims for which a tyre with the right width and profile is hard to get. Occasionally, from the looks of it, the owner seems to have run up on hard times (their last shipment got busted!) and the right size tyre was just too expensive.

Surely guys who can upgrade to a P100DL on a whim, have access to (own?) a Maclaren and live in South Florida, can source the correct width tyre for any rim. The most it could take to get the right width should be a day or two.

I immediately noticed the same thing. I’ve never noticed this on other Model S’s. Really exposes the expensive rims to curb rash.

from the yt comments:

zed4me
what tires are you on?

DragTimes
OEM Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

DragTimes
the rim can take a much wider tire, we have the minimum size on, 265….”

narrower tires hydroplane less. Might be installed just for this test?

I’m surprised that so many are surprised. Musk explained this years ago. How the motors are sampled 60 times per second to match load against line (power). When a tire breaks loose, it’s power requirement drops to almost nothing instantly. Tesla’s check for that every 1/60th of a second and adjust the power to the motor to re-establish contact, and load. The day I read that I thought, “two motors”, then a few seconds later, “one motor per wheel”. That’s where this is going.
I grew up with Chevy 4×4’s plowing snow, and sliding more than driving for half the year. Ice and snow are slipperier, or less predictable than rain, but still, …..

With 1 motor/wheel, one could eliminate the mechanical differentials and implement torque steering among other features.

It’s too bad that hub motors are so heavy. Putting the drive motors in the wheels would free up more interior space and eliminate drive shafts and their constant velocity joints. The additional unsprung weight must degrade handling too much.

Electric motors are lighter then ICE but still too heavy to mount them in the wheel. 1 motor/wheel is the optimum for performance. It still needs drive shaft between them. But the advantage is that the ECU is on top of the motor, or aside and that’s much better than having power cables beetween motor and ECU. they have to be very flexible as well.

And the mechanical brake can be spared if the motors have enough power to brake the car. 700kW should be enough 🙂