864 pound-feet of torque is a lot.
When it comes on instantly, as it does in the twin-motor, all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D, it’s almost too much to handle. For some.
A video posted by Drag Times showcases the Tesla’s massive launching power, all of which can be accessed via the car’s aptly named ‘Insane Mode.’
Under that setting, all 864 lb-ft meet the road instantly, which elicits joy, surprise, fear, and maybe even a bit of nausea on unsuspecting passengers over the short film.
Believe it or not, though, the P85D’s incredible power is good for things other than scaring your friends and accumulating YouTube hits.
Yes, the 691-horsepower Tesla is not just king of the interwebs; it fares pretty well on the dragstrip as well.
The all-electric four-door rockets to 60 mph in McLaren F1-like 3.2 seconds, which is good enough to embarrass a lot of fossil fuel-burning supercars.
But it’s not just the power that has garnered those feats, it’s the car’s ease of putting it down. As the video shows, the only thing between you and 60 mph in the Model S is your right foot, white knuckles, and a few ticks of the second hand.
No botched launches (which essentially robbed the aforementioned Hellcat of a win), never-ending burnouts, or missed gear changes. Just speed.
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