Tesla has embedded an “Insane Mode” button in the new Model S, which can take the speed to 60 mph in a few seconds
Tesla’s upgraded version of the Model S has an “Insane Mode” button integrated, which allows the car to achieve 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds compared to the 5.9 seconds of the standard version. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Model S P85D last October. The car, which costs $120,000, also has the ability to park itself.
The newest Model S can go 0.7 seconds faster than the McLaren F1, which has an official record of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Tesla’s “Insane Mode” can be activated only when the vehicle is at a complete halt. When the Model S is at rest, the driver can switch on or off the mode button on the new digital console.
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DragTimes posted a video on YouTube showing the responses and reactions of the passengers to the twin-engine P85D’s ability to hit 60 mph and higher in just a few seconds. One of the drivers whose reaction was recorded by DragTimes told Mashable, “It’s very safe, the car has all-wheel drive and is very stable the entire time. We’ve even done 0-60 in 3.3 seconds in the rain with no tire spin at all.”
Awards and accolades for Tesla Model S
Tesla’s Model S received a full score of 5.0 from the NHTSA in safety. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the consumption rate of the Model S performance model is fitted with an 85 kWh battery at 237.5 Wh per kilometer, which is parallel to the combined fuel economy of 89 miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent. The EPA’s official range for the car is 265 miles with an 85 kWh battery pack equipped.
The Tesla Model S has won many awards such as Time Magazine’s Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award, 2013 Motor Trend Car of the year and the 2013 World Green Car of the Year. The care is also the highest scoring car Consumer Reports has ever reviewed.
Tesla ensures all its Model S units are built and tested in Fremont, Calif. The units that are to be sold in the European market are first disassembled and shipped to Tilburg where they are reassembled.