The Tesla Model S P100D has been breaking records left and right recently thanks to its monstrously quick 2.28-second 0-60 time. It's currently the fastest car to 60 mph you can buy, and holds the record for quickest production sedan in the quarter-mile. But how does a 4941-pound sedan deliver the instant torque necessary to pull off this kind of performance? This video explains it all.
Jason Fenske of put together a short video demonstrating how cars like the P100D are able to translate all of the drivetrain's available twist to the road at zero rpm. It's pretty technical, but the clip lays out how the battery circuit and motor work together to have all that torque at the ready, and why power actually starts to die off once the car is moving.
Watch for yourself and learn exactly how that Tesla at your local drag strip keeps laying down sub 11-second runs.