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Tesla Model S P85 specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 2112 kg (4656 lbs)
Dimensions 4.80 m (189 in) long, 2.11 m (83 in) wide, 1.38 m (54 in) high
Wheelbase 2.85 m (112 in)
Power / weight 200 ps (197 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 285 Nm (210 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2012
Origin country United States
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Performance

Top speed 210 kph (130 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.3 s
0 - 100 kph 4.5 s
0 - 130 kph 7.0 s
0 - 200 kph 19.0 s
0 - 60 mph 4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 10.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.6 s @ 91.3 mph
Est. 1/4 mile 13.0 s @ 109.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.5 s

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Tesla Model S P85 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Electric Motor
Power 422 ps (416 bhp / 310 kw) @ 8600 rpm
Torque 601 Nm (443 lb-ft) @ 5100 rpm
Layout rear engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes 3

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DDriver  4y ago

Had a chance to test drive it last week. It's a freaking spaceship. The immediacy of the acceleration when you step on the gas is mind blowing. And now with the news of unlimited miles for 8 years with transferable warranty - the best buy nowadays for that kind of money


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JAY2013  5y ago

Tesla Model S racing rivals

Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Ford Focus electric


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JAY2013  5y ago

Only the wheelbase is higher than that of the Crown Victoria. Still, the same near-luxury full-size game. 116.5 inches vs. 114.9 inches


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JAY2013  5y ago

The Tesla Model S is the new Crown Victoria! A rear-driver and just a little bit smaller with more passengers.


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saxy  5y ago

too bad I didn't test drive this car last time when I had a chance. This car has some serious performance.

My only concern is, for people who use luxury limos, is convenience, and long term comfort. Because of the range, it'll always be not good enough. I have to say, Fisker is the way to do it


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DeDe  5y ago

0-100 kph: 4,4 s
0-200 kph: 17,8 s

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DeDe  5y ago

0-130 kph: 7,0 s
0-160 kph: 10,4 s
0-200 kph: 19,0 s

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/10083712034_995893b8cf_h.jpg


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Viking  5y ago

I have seen quite a few of these in recent weeks. Good looking car in person. I think that if one of these electric cars suits your needs, it is a fine good looking car. I really don't have anything bad to say about it. Of course, I can't afford one anyway. I don't think it is as fun to drive as a sports car, but it might equal the fun of some sports sedans (I haven't driven one of these Tesla models, so I can't say for sure). :)


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Аnon  6y ago

Now in South California I see Tesla dealership in every big shopping center I visit. Musk is really trying hard to mass market this car. And you already can go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in one trip with a stop in Barstow for a free supercharging. Damn, this is first time I hate to be poor. People who can afford this, not only get a nice looking car with tremendous acceleration, plus they get super cheap fueling/charging costs. The only bad thing I can tell about Tesla is that stupid big-ass screen to control everything instead of proper knobs and buttons. I am waiting to read about first customer who crashed her/his car because he was adjusting climate using that screen


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Fangio Man  6y ago

0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds in a 2 ton car with only 420 PS?

Sounds good to me.


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DeDe  6y ago

0-40 kph: 1,3 s
0-100 kph: 4,5 s
0-160 kph: 11,3 s

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BR2'  6y ago

Whats it doing here? Its doing the same thing as every other car here.


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CoolShirtGuy  6y ago

@BR2
True, there's no reason for Tesla to care about laptimes with a car like this. But, a couple little birdies on other auto enthusiast sites have said that a Model S will be present at Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car competition, so we might be getting a Laguna Seca laptime in the near future. There will probably be one in Car & Driver's next Lightning Lap as well.

I'm not expecting a whole lot. That instant torque may be able to get it moving pretty quick, and it's got great aerodynamics, but 420hp and 4650lbs doesn't sound like a winning combination on the track. Plus even with this performance model, the suspension is still tuned with a bias towards comfort on the street, and the tires aren't exactly aggressive.

However, Tesla is now offering a "Performance Plus" package that addresses those two things specifically, with a retuned suspension and more performance-oriented Michelin tires.


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Hans  6y ago

So what this car is doing here on fastestlaps.com?


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BR2'  6y ago

lol Track times does in NO way mean a car is great, nor does any car need to be tested on a track in order to be, Doubt Tesla gives a damn about track times with this car, as they shouldn't with this kind of car.


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FooBar  6y ago

If the car is so great, where are the lap times? I don't think they are good, or Tesla would be pushing them hard. The Roadster was slow on the track as well, relative to its drag times.


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Viking  6y ago

@ArchLab very true. We have a fair bit of hydro-electric power here in California, so for those who really want to run electric, this is the place. I run petrol of course, but oh well. :)


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ArchLab  6y ago

Unfortunately, in both places I live, the Tesla (& all fully electric vehicles) are actually poweredby Coal & Diesel (Generators).
If you're gonna buy a Tesla because of the Sustainable factor, then at least be a Californian, a German or someone from a place where renewable power is viable.


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BR2'  6y ago

@Mental, thats what happens when you put an Ameutur in "That" kind of car, An Evo IX can beat a Viper in the 1/4 if the person in the Viper isnt even considered good..

Thas why alot of these racing videos or M5Board or anything of the sort, always have the people in the Manual cars losing, Automatic/Dct, vs Amaetur in Manual, the result is "Almost" always the non Manual car.

And with cars like a Viper, You cant have a heavy foot, all that torque with no launch aids and a manual, unless ur Jamie Furman or anyone on hos leval, dont expect Incredible results.


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Mental  6y ago

WTF!
http://carbuzz.com/news/2013/1/29/DRT-Tesla-Model-S-vs-Dodge-Viper-SRT10-7712730/
Unbelievable, does Tesla beats a Viper Roadster with a huge V10 in the 1/4 drag race setting 12.37@110.8! How can that happen Tesla outperforms Viper? Viper has 100 hp more power, 100+ Nm more and weights damn half a tonne less! Or Tesla's secret is a specific transmission.. tires? But, still!

Though, a better theory is possibly a non pro driver was launching the Viper. Yeah, that seems to be true cause Viper's record is 11.8@124, in comparison to Tesla's 12.3.

In addition, they claimed Tesla S currently is the fastest production e-mobile. Something tells me otherwise, SLS ED.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@BR2: You must be the most reasonable, open minded person on this site, I admire that.


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NIN  6y ago

People need to read more on how electric vehicles are advancing.

For the Model S, range is 160, 230, or 300 miles depending on which battery is used.

Charging times depend on the type of charger used. Most people will use a charger at home that gives 62miles for every hour on the charger (twin charger). Commercial charge stations will give 300miles for every hour.

If you use a standard 12amp/110volt plug, it takes forever but someone who owns the car would use the proper connection (80amp/240volt).

Many businesses offer FREE charging for customers to lure people to shop there and charge their car. Many businesses offer free chargers for employees. As these become more popular, the charging options will increase.

For commuting by car, there is nothing wrong with electric vehicles other than the price to purchase and that will come down over time.

Internal combustion engines will be around for the rest of your life and beyond so there is no need to worry.


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Shaggy  6y ago

I just don't want so many people to buy cars like this that gas and diesel powered vehicles are phased out, that would be a tragedy.


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Shaggy  6y ago

I have an apology to make, maybe I'm going about this all wrong, maybe the more people get cars like this, the more oil gets saved for the rest of us, and the longer we get to enjoy our gas powered cars, I've just had this moment of clarity, I'm very opinionated, but I'm also a reasonable man, sorry, dudes.


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Shaggy  6y ago

Electric cars might be good for the city if you live within 5 miles of your workplace, but electric cars can only travel 50-70 miles on a single charge and it 13 hours to recharge them. If you love electric cars, good for you, but as for me, I'll do the practical thing an stick with my old fashioned outdated internal combustion engines.


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Mental  6y ago

Imps.. when the oil will get over, I shall hope on hydrogen systems...

I hope they shall run bigger distances than electrics. The most obvious that the filling of the hydrogen tank will take only a minute, not like electrics charging for hours... And H2 engines they will be absolutely (..cough.. cough) ecological, even shall get the atmosphere in cities wetter.

So why people go in cycles with these electrics? The only problem of hydrogen is in their expensiveness.

The petrol engines are the bests overall. Pity the oil is not endless...


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Captain Obvious  6y ago

@Shaggy YOu are a retard. You hate electric cars because they can't cover the range you need to commute? You are the same kind of stupid as people at the end of XIX century who were complaining that cars were noisy, smelly, and can't go for more then 18-26 miles without maintenance. Horses for the win!


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Shaggy  6y ago

The main reason I would never buy an electric car, besides the fact that I hate them with a passion deeper, darker, and more infernal than hell itself, is because I live in a rural area, the nearest city to me is 11 miles away, and it's really just a one horse hick town, I have to drive 18-26 miles and about half an hour to get anywhere, electric cars don't allow for that kind of driving range, and therefore, are highly impractical.


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BR2,  6y ago

Electric cars are not a Joke, there the Future, Gasoline will only be on this planet for o long, were not exactly running on infinite fuel.

I dont care for Electric cars, Petrol is my way, the sound, the drive, all that, but as time goes on, the world will be seeing less gas and drivers cars, and more technilogical advancments in everything.


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Shaggy  6y ago

It looks cool, but electric cars are a joke, a practical electric car has always been a pipe dream. The only real alternative for gasoline is diesel.

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