The New Tesla’s ‘Insane Mode’ Is Terrifying
Don’t press that button.
Much has been made of a video showing Tesla’s insane, dual-engined Model S P85D handing a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat its ass on a drag strip. While the Dodge might have won with a better driver, there’s no denying the latest Model S is wild: a 470-horsepower motor driving the back wheels, a 221-horsepower motor driving the front, and a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds. But that’s not enough for Elon Musk, a man who has made a name for himself taking everything about eight steps farther than the competition. That’s why the latest Tesla has an “Insane Mode” switch in its digital interface. Hit it then hit the gas and the car goes from a standstill to sixty in more or less immediately.
Watch this new Tesla P85D driver thrill (well, terrify) his friends and family with his car’s otherworldly thrust, and renew your vows to the power of speed.
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