We’ve already showed you the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D smoking a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in a race, but we keep finding more and more reasons to fall in love with Tesla’s new luxury, electric supercar.
The Model S P85D is truly in a league of its own in the world of electric automotive engineering, bringing unprecedented horsepower, speed, and handling to a genre that’s usually thought of as smart, boring, and safe.
But the Model S P85D is anything but conventional, and that’s what makes its existence such an exciting game-changer in the world of automobiles.
The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D may be electric-powered, but that doesn’t take away from its best-in-class speed an power. Even with a an electric battery, the Model S P85D packs in 691 horsepower, and Tesla claims it can go zero to sixty in 3.2 seconds, shaving a whole second-and-a-half off of last year’s rear wheel drive P85.
Tesla accomplished this by adding a second, 221-horsepower, electric motor to control the front wheels. This front motor works in conjunction with the 480-horsepower electric motor in the back of the vehicle to provide a powerful 4-wheel drive experience.
And it works. The Model S P85D accelerates as well as some of the finest sports cars on the market, and feels like a supercharged exotic. However, this incredible ride is also much quieter, and much smarter than many of it’s gas-guzzling competitors. The Model S P85D is a car designed for efficiency and thrills.
What’s more, the Model S P85D handles like an absolute dream, ripping through corners while keeping the driver feeling like they’re rolling down a straight stretch of road. The car also features quite an impressive range, getting approximately 285 miles per charge at 65mph. As the prevalence of electric cars continues to increase, you can also expect charging stations to become more ubiquitous, making the practicality of the Tesla even greater – but in the meantime, you’ll still save a ton of money on gas. The base model of the car is $120,ooo, but make no mistake, the price is worth it.
The Model S P85D isn’t even a complete work yet, as enhanced technology—including collision warning, lane-keeping help, and adaptive cruise control—is still being added.
One thing is for sure, though – Elon Musk and Co. have reached the apex of electric automotive engineering at the moment, and it’s going to be hard to push the envelope much further, as the Model S P85D is nothing short of absolute excellence.