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April 7th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Tesla Model S P100D sets new real-world quarter-mile record: 10.723 seconds

Last month, Motor Trend managed to make a 10.5-second quarter mile run in a stock Tesla Model S P100D with the new ‘Ludicrous+’ software upgrade, but it has not been replicable in the real world, aka uncorrected time on the drag strip.

Before that, the best time recorded on the dragstrip since ‘Ludicrous+’ was 10.726 seconds, which was good enough to be a record for any stock production electric car or any stock 4-door sedan. There’s apparently room for improvements and the options on the vehicles can make a good difference since the record has now been broken with a 10.723-second run.

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DragTimes filmed two separate races with two different Model S P100Ds on the latest software, but one of them had no sunroof and fewer options, which adds up to about 300 lbs lighter than the other fully-equipped P100D.

They put those cars against a Camaro ZL1 and a BMW 550i. The gas-powered cars had no chance, but it’s also interesting to see the difference between the two P100Ds in the same conditions.

The heavier one ran a 10.875-second quarter mile with the lighter on ran a 10.723-second, as previously mentioned.

The difference with the weight reduction is encouraging for Electric GT’s own stripped-down Model S P100D. The 1,100 lbs weight reduction that they are claiming could make a much bigger difference.

They already announced that they think it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.0 seconds – or almost half a second faster than those two P100Ds in the video above, but they didn’t release any quarter-mile run.

Update: The record is already broken

Electrek.Co (@ElectrekCo )

Tesla Model S P100D quarter-mile record broken again on the same day: 10.638 seconds
March 20, 2017

Article via electrek.co

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