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Video: watch the Tesla Model S P90D accelerate

We activate ‘Ludicrous’ mode on the 762bhp Tesla… and hold on tight

Published: 23 Feb 2016
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The Tesla Model S P90D is really quite fast. “Super fast”, we surmised a while ago when we tested it.

As TG’s Ollie Marriage noted at the time: “It’s astonishing. There’s no wheelspin, just an electrical whine and this vast, even pressure shoving you forward.”

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We managed to strap a data logger onto the Model S during some acceleration runs, the results of which you can read below.

But what you really want to do first is watch the video above. So, ‘Ludicrous’ mode engaged, here’s how quickly the Model S P90D accelerates...

Note: filmed on a closed road.

Acceleration times

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0-10mph: 0.6
0-20mph: 1.0
0-30mph: 1.5
0-40mph: 2.0
0-50mph: 2.6
0-60mph: 3.2
0-70mph: 4.1
0-80mph: 5.3
0-90mph: 6.8
0-100mph: 8.3

1/4 mile: 12.1secs @ 115.2mph
Peak accel G: 1.39g
30-70: 2.6

Read Top Gear’s first drive of the Tesla Model S P90D here

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