BREAKING: Tesla Reveals AWD Model S P85D – 0 to 60 MPH 3.2 Seconds – Range Improved By 10 Miles
from: Inside EVS article – This article has blog and pictures from the historic live Tesla Motors announcement October 9, 2014
Tesla announced Thursday that the all-wheel-drive versions of its Model S electric car will manage a slight increase in range of about 10 miles on a charge vs. the rear-drive models — for a maximum of 275 miles — because of efficiencies designed into the new system.
CEO Elon Musk called his system “a huge improvement” that he claims is “taking the technology to the next level.”
From the release party we have learned that the new flagship Tesla can achieve 0-60 mph in only 3.2 seconds. A time that makes the Model S P85D one of the quickest sedans ever produced.
New top speed for the P85D is 155 miles per hour, trumping the existing 130 mph version. The car puts out 691 hp, and 687 lb-ft of torque – thanks to a 221 hp motor up front.
Much more here.
The bar has been raised again by Tesla. Clean Energy – the future is electric!