Tesla Model S P85D “Insane” Spells End of Drag Racing As We Know It – Video
Yup. You read that right. Drag racing is going to join the ranks of the Infernal Combustion Engine and other vestiges of bygone eras (errors?).
Via our bad-boy drag-racing buddies at DragTimes.com, we have a sweet little clip of what the Tesla Model S P85D, 691 horsepower, dual-motor, all-wheel-drive badassery looks like on the track, in both “Insane” and “Sport” modes.
Here’s the video:
And graphs? Of COURSE we have graphs. Well, DragTimes has graphs.
Why is this the end? Well, heck. Anyone who’s been to the track knows drag racing is loud. And exciting. And loud. And demands skill and expertise in timing shifts, keeping the car on the track, and keeping the rubber side down and the shiny side up, right? And not to mention, loud?
Well, you can hear for yourself how loud this is. They’re pulling a 3.17 second, 1.3g run, and you can still hear the creaking of the brackets holding the GoPro. There’s no smoke, and there’s no exciting drama. And skill?
“There is no complicated launch control to engage, no traction control to disable, no power braking, no RPMs to worry about, all you have to do is stomp on the accelerator and off you go, pulling over 1.2 Gs off the line, enough to embarrass and give a hard time to just about any car that might be next to you.”
Aw, shucks. What fun is that?
Now this. THIS is what a drag race is all about:
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