2014: Tesla Model S
Tesla’s advanced electric powertrain delivers exhilarating performance. Unlike a gasoline internal combustion engine with hundreds of moving parts, Tesla electric motors have only one moving piece: the rotor. As a result, Model S acceleration is instantaneous, silent and smooth. Step on the accelerator and in as little as 2.8 seconds Model S is travelling 60 miles per hour, without hesitation, and without a drop of gasoline. Model S is an evolution in automobile engineering. Model S is a driver’s car. The cabin combines meticulous noise engineering with Tesla’s uniquely quiet powertrain to obtain the sound dynamics of a recording studio. The gem of the interior is the 17 inch touchscreen, which is angled toward the driver and includes both day and night modes for better visibility without distraction. It puts rich content at your fingertips and provides mobile connectivity so you can easily find your destination, favorite song or a new restaurant. Tesla’s design and engineering teams have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that air flows smoothly above, around and below Model S to reduce drag, which in turn maximizes battery range. The smart air suspension lowers the car’s height at highway speeds to reduce its frontal area. Electronically controlled vents stay closed until sensors detect that cooling is necessary. The front bumper routes air uninterrupted beneath the battery’s flat skidplate and past the rear diffuser. The result is a seven seat sedan with the stance of a coupe and supercar aerodynamics.
2015: Tesla Model S P85D
Tesla’s Model S P85D acts like a car built on the mantra “Waiting is for suckers.” This 691-hp battery-electric vehicle is for the impatient, the toe tappers, and the watch checkers. Tesla claims that the P85D is capable of reaching 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, shaving 1.4 seconds from the rear-drive P85 it replaces. To get down to that number, Tesla added a 221-hp electric motor to drive the front wheels. This secondary unit works in conjunction with the P85D’s 470-hp rear motor to provide four-wheel drive. At first, the electric silence seems odd but then it soothes, serving to enhance the driving experience. The cabin calm at 70 mph would make a Lexus engineer envious. Fully goosed, it’s only slightly louder. The big battery pack in the floor acts like a giant lithium-ion mattress and muffles out road noise. Suspension crash barely registers, and even big whacks to the 21-inch wheels are nonviolent confrontations. The extra power, traction, and weight of the second motor mean the car swills the 85-kWh battery’s electrons. According to Tesla, the P85D has a 285-mile range at a steady 65 mph. Real-world range proved to be closer to 220 miles. Even at that, the Tesla’s range is great enough to avoid the compulsion you get in lesser EVs to hypermile or turn off the air conditioning.
Recharging is the part of the experience that requires the most patience. On most 240-volt power sources, the battery gains about 29 miles of range per hour. Plug into a 120-volt source and the recharge rate falls to roughly three miles of range per hour. There are 135 Supercharger stations in the U.S. that will add approximately 150 miles in about 20 minutes, but they’re not always conveniently located. Most Tesla Model S customers will be happy with 240-volt charging at home. Plug in at night, sleep, and wake to a car ready for another 200-mile day. Beats pumping gas. Aside from its recharging cycles, the P85D will never keep you waiting. Speed is the greatest luxury.
For 2016, the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D is based on the already insane P85D all-wheel-drive electric sport sedan. The Tesla Model S remains unchanged on the outside. Inside, the systems receive a new software upgrade, which now enables the “ludicrous mode” launch system. However, for 2016, Tesla engineers have focused their attention to the machinery underneath that gorgeous body. For starters, the batteries have been upgraded from 85 kWh to 90 kWh and will cost $3,000. The new 2016 Tesla Model S P90D makes 762 horsepower, this thing makes more power than the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the McLaren 670S, and the totally insane (and not available in the U.S.), Pagani Zonda. With the additional power, the P90D can sprint to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds.
The ludicrous mode activated 2016 Tesla Model S P90D is currently on sale and retails for $119,200. This price includes the $106,200 Tesla Model S P85D, the $3,000 90 kWh battery, and the $10,000 to activate the ludicrous mode.
So, if you’re in the market for a super saloon which has enough power to shame the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and the other supercars previously mentioned, then you should definitely consider the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D.
· introduced : 2015
· price: $110,000 usd
producer: tesla motors