1320video ran into the Tesla Racing Channel guy racing his Tesla P100D on the street. With nothing more than a gutted interior (took off about 500 pounds), and some lightweight seats, this economy-electric car shocked everybody when it went undefeated against a Mustang Cobra, a Twin Turbo 5.0 L Mustang, a couple Nitrous Foxbody Mustangs, and finally a Nissan GT-R. It’s AWD, and insta-torque make for a KILLER street combo, especially when the roads aren’t too great. You can see how the all wheel drive is a huge advantage in street racing because of all of the debris that accumulates like rocks, dirt, and rubber.
Ironically, the electric family sedan silently breezes past every obnoxiously modified muscle car. Every race is worth watching, seeing egos get crushed by a stock motor EV with all the interior pulled out.
So if you can’t wait to recoup the premium price you payed to save at the pump, just take your Tesla down to your local street racing league like this guy and hustle some money out of gas gusslers.
So it’s happened. Kids are now bringing their Teslas to the local midwest drag strip to race against big block engines and souped up imports. Kind of like how people are switching to those e-cigs. I guess it was only a matter of time before die hard coal burners noticed sub-3 0-60 for about $100,000. That’s not entirely out of reach if your dad owns the local Ford dealership or something along those lines. With 100% torque from a stand still, Tesla Model S can smoke just about anything the locals bring to the track. One YouTube channel, Tesla Racing Channel, has been entirely dedicated to doing just that for about 5 years now. They currently own a P90D and a P100D Model S with Ludicrous mode with which they drag race on a daily basis. They intend to get a Tesla Roadster as well as a Model 3 to add to their collection. So if you ever were curious about what the Tesla Model S can do in the 1/8 and 1/4 mile, check out this guy’s channel.
Here they demonstrate the difference in acceleration between the P90D and P100D: