Tesla Could Begin Building Model 3 Electric Cars This Month

10 February, 2017, 02:18 | Author: Sam Montgomery
  • Fastest Car Ever from 0 to 60 mph: Tesla Model S P100D

For the full breakdown, per Motor Trend, the Model S reach 30 mph.05 seconds ahead of the 911.

The Tesla Model S is no stranger to breaking records against stock cars. According to the report, the model cracked the 2.3 seconds mark from 0 to 60 miles per hour with a time of just 2.275507139 seconds, to be specific. The feat was achieved during a test conducted by Motor Trend, putting the vehicle ahead of major sports auto brands that include Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren.

By all accounts things appear to be on track as Tesla on Wednesday said it will pause production at its vehicle plant in Fremont, California for about a week to prepare for Model 3 production. The Tesla's as-tested price is $148,000. First off, locate a safe, closed-road test track. One already achieved a 2.38 seconds 0mph to 60mph time with Ludicrous+ Mode enabled.

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It will then prompt the user, asking "are you sure?", and an affirmative response will condition the battery and motor with slightly raised temperature for the former, and air-conditioned cooling for the latter. Next, hold the brake, press down on the accelerator, and quickly release it to start launch-control mode. It's not for bagel runs and you may find the resultant drivetrain jerk at the start uncomfortable.

The P100D sports all-wheel drive, a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery, and weighs in at a hefty 4,891 pounds, almost 1,500 pounds more than the McLaren P1 ($1.15 million), 1,200 pounds more than the Porsche 918 ($845,000), and 1,400 pounds more than Ferrari's LaFerrari ($1.7 million). The vehicle can go 215 miles between charges, plenty more than the average commute to and from work. I've invested a great deal of time and sacrificed important moments with my family to help Tesla succeed. February 20th is also two days before Tesla reports its fourth-quarter 2016 earnings, so building a handful of Model 3s is seen as a way to get investors and fans excited. As pointed out by BGR, the recent record exceeded Tesla's own expectations.

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