The Tesla Model S P100D, which tips the scale at a meaty 5,062 lbs (testing gear and driver included), crosses the quarter-mile mark at the same time with the 911 Turbo S, taking 10.5 seconds for the task. According to Motor Trend the stunning speed achieved is analogous to accelerating like a real jerk. The concept of a vehicle, let alone a purely electric one that can accelerate beyond the 2.3-second mark is practically considered overkill.
The P100D was launched last fall, but the Motor Trend test was completed only recently. This is especially true of the 2017 Tesla Model S P100D.
Engadget stressed that no other production auto has broken the 2.3-second mark in all the test runs that "Motor Trend" has conducted.
When the P100D set its record-breaking acceleration time, the auto was using a driving setting called "Ludicrous Easter Egg" mode, which provides more acceleration than the "regular" Ludicrous mode.
The Tesla Model S P100D broke the instant torque record by going 0 to 60mph in under 2.5 seconds with the help of the Ludicrous Plus mode.
It is important to note that acceleration speed is not all that when evaluating overall vehicle speed. That is technically the record holder for quickest Tesla vehicle, but I doubt anyone with a Model S will rip out their leather seats to make their auto slightly faster. It's the rate of change of acceleration.
Deep-pocketed drag racers, take note: a Tesla Model S P100D accelerated from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than 2.3 seconds in a recent Motor Trend test, making it the fastest-accelerating production auto in the world. By comparison, the Porsche 911 Turbo S has a base price of $188,100 and the Ferrari La Ferrari costs a whopping $1.7 million. After seeing today's results, however, Musk claimed the S P100D can perform even better if you remove the floor mats and front trunk liner.