Our friends over at Motor Trend have their first drive impressions of the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D online, and to say that it’s fast would be the understatement of the year. Also, when Elon Musk announced the all-wheel drive variant of his high-performance electric vehicle, he stated publicly that the car’s driver’s settings could be adjusted to a mode called “Insane.” Now that the press have been in the car, we now know that Mr. Musk was accurate. The car really can be set to insane.
You should definitely check out the article, as it is the closest you’ll get to being behind the wheel of the P85D for a little while, at least. With a zero-to-sixty time of 3.1 seconds, it is one of, if not the, fastest accelerating sedan on the planet. An 11.6 second 1/4 mile pass isn’t anything to sneeze at either, but will be passed by the other uber-sedan, the Dodge Charger Hellcat, before it reaches the 1/4 mile marker.
The Tesla Model S P85D starts at $105,670, and although the most expensive Tesla currently on sale, it is still a decent performance bargain compared to the German sports sedan competition. It does this without using a single drop of gasoline, at least in the traditional sense.