5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2015 10:03 PM by Alexandre Rancher

    691 horsepower for the new Tesla Model S P85D!

    Anthony Le Bleis

      Tesla P85D.jpgTesla just launched the Tesla Model S P85D. The “D”, stands for “Dual Motor”, which hints at the car’s incredible powertrain. Supplementing the rear-mounted 310 kW (416 hp) motor on the regular Model S in P85 trim is a separate 165 kW (221 hp) motor in front in a manner similar to the upcoming Model X SUV, effectively making the P85D four-wheel drive.


      The two motors combine to push out 515 kW (691 hp) and an astonishing 931 Nm of torque. This cuts the 0-100 km/h sprint time by a full second over the rear-wheel drive P85 to 3.2 seconds, the top speed is now 250 km/h (up from 209 km/h), and despite using the same 85 kWh lithium-ion battery as before, Tesla claims that the P85D’s range has actually increased by 16 km to 443 km thanks to improved drivetrain efficiency.