Tesla Model S P90DL Zips Down 1/4 Mile In New Best 10.8 Seconds – Video

AUG 8 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

Timeslips Show Multiple 10.-Second Runs

Timeslips Show Multiple 10.-Second Runs

10-Second Tesla

10-Second Tesla

Some 9 months ago, Motor Trend tested the Tesla Model S P90DL on the track and discovered that it could actually fly down the 1/4-mile in 10.9 seconds.

That 10.9-second time stood until just days ago when a Tesla Model S P90DL ran a 10.804 @121.99 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. We should note that this Model S has the refreshed front fascia, which may have aided in dropping that extra tenth of the time.

As DragTimes states:

“A refreshed Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous driven the The Tesla Racing Channel just ran 10.804 @ 121.99 MPH in the 1/4 Mile at Rockingham Dragway in NC. With a 60′ time of just 1.57 this Tesla is running 0-60 MPH in the 2.6 range and the 10.8 run was just one of many 10.8x runs for the Tesla that night.”

Though Motor Trend claims it ran a 10.9 in the Model S, that run was not documented, so this 10.804 time becomes the first fully documented 10-second pass in a Model S.

Source: DragTimes

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9 Comments on "Tesla Model S P90DL Zips Down 1/4 Mile In New Best 10.8 Seconds – Video"

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What, if any, modifications were made? Are the wheels sock, tires stock, tire pressure stock, any weight removed from the car, any suspension re-alignment, anything?

Air pressure stock?! Did you ask any of this on the site of the individual doing the runs?

What’s with the blue tape around the wheel wells?

It protects the paint from stuff flying off the track.

It’s magical tape which allows the car to levitate.

Spectacular launch. The 122mph trap barely matches the super sedans from Merc, Audi, BMW, so they will still take the Tesla above 100mph…but that launch and 1.5x 60 foot time is something I could only dream of at the track. And all without drag radials, warm up burnouts, etc. Some tracks are optimistic, so I am hoping more 10 second runs materialize from around the country. Awesome achievement though. I wanna see this guy teach a few more Hellcats a lesson!

Above 125 mph.?

Impressive, but what’s up with the horrible reaction times? The 90DL’s R/Ts are all over 1 second (including a 3 second R/T?!) except for the last solo run.

He was giving them a head start to make the race closer/more exciting. he does it all the time.