There are some pretty fast cars off the mark out there but you need to see these reactions to the Tesla Insane Mode. The new Tesla P85D can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, the same as a Maclaren F1! CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, describes it by saying, “This car is nuts. It’s like taking off from a carrier deck.”
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Cars with internal combustion engines produce peak torque at around half to maximum revs. As it requires rotation to create torque and having to also suck in air, compress it, and expel it, it simply cannot produce any torque from zero. Electric motors on the other hand have maximum torque from zero speed and don’t need to shift gears with increasing speed either. This means that the P85D is lightning off the starting line.
With thanks to a dashcam and some unsuspecting passengers, below is a video that will leave you desperate to jump into one of these cars.
Warning: The video contains some loud, shocked swearing.
The people in the video are rocked back into their chairs, with some enjoying it more than others; clearly not everyone is ready for the ‘D’. The acceleration off the mark certainly looks like it deserves the name ‘Insane Mode’. The P85D has a dual-motor, all wheel drive and 691 horsepower resulting from the silently induced torque.
There’s even talks of a software update soon that will increase the acceleration more! What’s crazier than insane?