Weight low? Check. All-wheel drive? Check. Motors inhibited only by a friction coefficient—not by available power—and your courage? Check.
All three mean that you have a vehicle ready to throw down some seriously quick acceleration times. That’s the setup under the skin of the Tesla Model S P100D. Apparently, it’s a good enough system that it doesn’t matter if it’s wet outside either.
The folks at DragTimes took their P100D out in the rain to see just how quickly it would run from 0-60 miles per hour. This Tesla is put into Ludicrous Mode and let loose. The result is an oddly calm yet wickedly quick dash. Using a VBox system, the DragTimes crew saw 0-60 times of just 2.72 seconds.
All-electric torque sent to all four wheels is a marvelous thing, and this Model S is proof positive of that. That sprint to 60 puts the Model S on par with the likes of the Audi R8 V10+, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and the Nissan GT-R, among others. Of course, this was on a wet road too, which makes it even more remarkable.
Those other cars would do well in a similar situation thanks to their respective all-wheel-drive systems. Still, the extra weight down low of the Tesla might give it the edge when the road conditions are less than optimal.