Everyone talks about the quarter-mile, but how fast is a Tesla Model S P100D up to 100-mph? MotorTrend:
I’d just ridden in both the Faraday and Lucid cars during recent demonstration acceleration runs, and we were gearing up to test the Tesla Model S P100D, which Elon Musk claimed could zip to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. Faraday is touting 2.39 seconds to 60 mph for its 91, and Lucid has 2.5 seconds for its Air. Let’s say 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 seconds—all three warp-drive ahead of the 3.2 seconds we’ve recorded for the quickest piston-flailing five-seat sedan in our tested-performance list, an Audi RS7 from 2014.
In the quarter mile, we’re talking smaller than tenths of a second difference.
The P100D captures a combined time of 10.2 seconds—that’s 6.0 seconds to 100 mph and 4.2 more to stop again.
All that battery weight has an impact and the Tesla finished 5th in MotorTrend’s tests. Some of the competitors included McLaren 675LT, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audio R8 V100 Plus, another McClaren, various and sundry and expensive German cars, a few Chevy’s and a lonely Toyota.