Tesla cars are fast, but we were curious to see how they stack one against another. More precisely, we wanted to see the Model S P100D fight a drag race with the P90D and the P85D. As expected, Tesla Racing Channel did the necessary preparations and found these three cars to line up on the drag strip. Plus, they are all white. Cool.
So, what is so different between these three cars. First of all, the P85D came first and it made popular that Insane mode. Then, the P90 came with the Ludicrous mode and the last of the lot is the P100D who improved on it.
The numbers here represent the battery capacity, but the changes between the three are a bit more profound than that. For example, the biggest problem comes from transferring all that electricity from batteries to the e-motors without frying all the installations. Luckily, Tesla engineers found a way to do it. The Tesla Racing Channel put all three on the drag strip and what we can conclude is that all are seriously fast. However, the best pass of the Tesla Model S P100D proves something – ICE powered cars are not exactly the future. Massive 5000+ lbs sedan with four wheel drive is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. What is more, it is able to cover a quarter of a mile in a freaking 10.79 seconds. This is better than many supercars. In addition, this power monster can cover 315 miles on one charge. So, it is cheap to run, faster than a supercar to drive, but seriously expensive too.
The most important change between these three is actually battery technology. The P100D has the densest battery pack in the business. This required Tesla to create an all-new cooling system. Sure, the production of the P100D batteries is much harder. They can produce up to 90 units per week.