The headline says it all folks. The new Tesla Model S P100D has officially broken the Motor Trend record for acceleration. The new Tesla Model S P100D was able to scoot from 0-60 mph in a crazy 2.27 seconds. Motor Trends first paragraph in their feature explains it all.
We all understand acceleration. It’s the rate of change of velocity. This 4,891-pound Tesla Model S P100D does it best, reaching 30, 40, 50, and 60 mph from a standstill more quickly than any other production vehicle we’ve ever tested, full stop. In our testing, no production car has ever cracked 2.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. But Tesla has, in 2.275507139 seconds.
Production Tesla Model S P100DL sets Motor Trend all-time world record to 60 mph in 2.27 sec https://t.co/sxALQrM5Ls
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2017
While the off the line speed and up to 60 mph decidedly goes to the Tesla Model S P100D, that doesn’t mean it wins out in the long run. According to Motor Trend, in the long haul horsepower wins over instant torque and vehicles such as the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 all pull ahead at the 70-80 mph marks leaving the Tesla behind.
Launching a Model S P100D (weighing 5,062 with gear and driver) in full-on Ludicrous Easter-egg mode snaps your body in a manner that is utterly impossible to replicate in any other street-legal production car on normal tires and dry asphalt at a mid-$100,000 price point. We regard 0–30-mph acceleration times as the benchmark for how hard a car launches, and this new Tesla gets there 0.05 second ahead of the next quickest (aforementioned) 0.92-second 911 Turbo S. The two run pretty even through 40 mph, after which the Tesla pulls ahead, maintaining a 0.2-second lead from 60 mph through 90 mph.
Motor Trend has a full breakdown of their testing and a lot more data on their website so be sure to check it out at the link below.
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Last Updated on February 8, 2017.