With a little bit of magic from the Racelogic Performance Box this 2016 Tesla Model S P90D in Ludicrous mode was able to run an 11.034-second at the quarter-mile, sprinting from 0 to 60mph in 2.5 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph in just 7.06 seconds.
The battle between big displacement or forced induction will soon be a thing of the past, what we’re seeing is the emergence of EV performance. This Telsa easily took down a Ford Mustang GT, twice. It would have taken down a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06, too, but of course it red-lighted against the Z06, which also seemed to miss third gear from the sounds of it.
The third muscle-car victim is a turbocharged third-gen Camaro that screams down the strip. The Camaro may have made more noise, but it still lost by what we guess to be about a second (the camera angle doesn’t allow us to see the end of the Camaro’s run).
What’s your reaction to these Tesla-kills? Is the instant torque of an EV enough to sway you, or is the experience of a roaring engine irreplaceable?