In response to some confused Model S P85D owners, Tesla’s JB Straubel explains the nuances of rating a dual-motor EV.
A group of Tesla owners has come forth requesting a more honest power rating, after several of them were apparently embarrassed by Audi RS7s.
The super electric sports sedan earned 103 out of a possible 100 points, making it better than perfect. Despite its imperfections…
No, it’s not the “D,” but it’s still plenty relevant.
Tesla makes another trademark “Surprise!” reveal, announcing a new 762 HP mode for the AWD Performance model.
For a mild-mannered, tree-hugging electric sedan, the P85D does pretty darn well at the dragstrip.
Both cars are monumentally powerful, but only one exceeds 1 G of forward acceleration.
The P85D is a bit like the Power Rangers; it’s awesome, but it keeps breaking everything.
Tesla Motors: First it giveth, and then it taketh away.
“Undriveable” is the word that they used. While harsh, it’s not technically inaccurate.
It’s a tale of “fast” (Hellcat) versus “quick” (P85D).
“Probably not,” we respond, with all the confidence of a veteran bullfighter.