Even earlier than Tesla rolled out the “Raven” replace for its flagship sedan and SUV, the Mannequin S P100D already had a repute for being a monster on the drag strip. One such automobile offered a reminder of this throughout a drag racing session, because the automobile humbled two notable rivals whereas working the high-10s.
The automobile in query was a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D that’s strikingly wrapped in matte silver. Initially, the electrical automobile was challenged by a Ford Mustang 5.zero, which ended up leaping far too early in what gave the impression to be an try at getting a headstart on the Mannequin S. This proved to be futile because the pre-Raven P100D shortly caught up and overtook its gas-guzzling rival.
Regardless of being overwhelmed off the road by the seemingly over-enthusiastic Mustang driver, the Mannequin S got here away with the win, hitting the quarter-mile mark in 11.11 seconds at 119.65 mph. The Mustang did effectively for its half, ending the race in 12.89 seconds at 112.42 mph.
As famous by YouTube’s victoryredcolorado channel, the Tesla Mannequin S P100D proprietor was “executed being the good man” after its race with the Mustang 5.zero. Ludicrous Mode enabled, the pre-Raven Mannequin S P100D confronted one other challenger within the type of a B8 Supercharged Audi S4, which was outfitted with a V6 engine rated at 333 hp. The S4 had a curb weight of round 3900 lbs, far lighter than the Tesla’s four,941 kilos.
The Audi S4 completed the quarter-mile in 12.77 seconds at 112.92 mph, which was very respectable however not sufficient to beat the pre-Raven Mannequin S P100D. As compared, the flagship Tesla sedan accomplished the race in 10.91 seconds at 117.9 mph. That’s nonetheless notably spectacular, and effectively into the territory of unique autos just like the Pagani Huayra (10.9 secs) and the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (10.eight secs).
The Tesla Mannequin S has solely gone higher with age. With its current Raven updates, which launched a 370-mile vary, higher charging, an up to date drive unit, and new suspension (amongst others), a Mannequin S Efficiency was in a position to clock in a 10.6-second quarter-mile at 127.55 mph straight out of the manufacturing facility. The Raven Mannequin S was not even outfitted with performance-optimized 21” Sonic Carbon Twin Turbine Wheels, using the corporate’s inventory 19” Silver Wheels as a substitute.
Watch the pre-Raven Tesla Mannequin S P100D slay two gas-powered rivals within the video under.