When Elon Musk first showed off the Model S P85D, Tesla's high-end all-wheel-drive electric car, he said that his company wanted to reach the kind of acceleration achieved by the world's greatest supercars. With the help of a dash camera, some unsuspecting victims, and the car's ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds, a P85D owner made a super sweary compilation video to show that Tesla was certainly successful in making its newest model shockingly speedy.
"You've gotta give people fair warning!"
Musk tweeted a link to the video today, showing driver Brooks subjecting family and friends to the new P85D's ludicrous acceleration, causing squeals of surprise, dropped smartphones, and many, many curse words. The latest model of the P85D has two motors, ostensibly designed to help the car in inclement weather, that increase the amount of acceleration the car is capable of. It even has a dedicated acceleration control on the car's large touchscreen menu, that lets drivers select between two modes — "sport," or "insane."
In an industry where most gasoline-powered sports cars can only reach 60 MPH after six seconds from a standing start, Tesla's top-of-the-line car can catch people unaware. But not every P85D passenger reacts with such primal terror — when The Verge's own Josh Lowensohn took to the P85D's passenger seat for a similar jump-start last October, his steely professionalism helped him keep his reaction in check.