Whoops! Watch This Tesla Model S P85D Break a Dyno
“An electric car with 691 horsepower? Dream on,” said no one, at least recently. Like a sledgehammer of high voltage current, the Tesla Model S P85D has made its performance mark in the real world by out-gunning some of the biggest and baddest sports cars on sale today. Its styling may say ‘herbivore’ but its actions scream ‘carnivore’. And can you guess its latest prey? The dynamometers of the world. In the video below, a Tesla owner decided to determine just how much torque the heady Tesla P85D puts to the ground, except it didn’t end well. The instant torque of the Tesla proved too much for the all-wheel-drive dyno, and before the test even began… it was over due to a snapped belt. Take a look. RELATED: Take a Closer Look at the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D
It’s an impressive show of force for sure, though to many Tesla owners it may not be surprising. So far, Tesla’s blistering 3.1 second zero to 60 mph party trick has caught Challenger Hellcats sleeping, as well as Porsches, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis. Now you can add dynamometers to that list.
According to Drag Times, the dyno clocked the gradually accelerating Tesla up to a searing 710 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm, right before it gave up the ghost. Given that the P85D boasts a massive 687 lb-ft of grunt, we doubt this will be the last dyno to fall into the Tesla’s clutches.
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