Tesla Model S – World's Fastest Production EV
The stats of the Tesla Model S never cease to amaze us, and the car keeps wowing everybody who sees and drives it. It`s got a great body shape, which looks good and clean and is also very aerodynamic. It`s got two trunks (one in the back, where you`d expect it, and one in the front, called the 'frunk').
However, not even the excellent quality of the interior, or the 17-inch touchscreen display are more impressive than the engine powering the car. Mounted behind the rear axle, it produces 416 hp, of which 386 make it to the pavement.
The manufacturer claims it will reach 100 km/h or 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, yet independent tests show that it is actually half-a-second quicker than Tesla says.
We recently posted a video of the Model S, beating a Dodge Viper SRT-10, with over 500 hp. The race was a quarter-mile sprint, which the Tesla finished in 12.731 seconds, crossing the line at an impressive 110.84 miles per hour, or 178.38 km/h.
This means that the Model S is now officially the world`s fastest production EV, and the record has been confirmed by the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA). This is just one more reason to want to drive a Model S, and a little something extra for the company`s marketing department to play with for future ad campaigns.