Soon-to-be-released free upgrades will make the EV even more deadly.
When Tesla unveiled the Model S P85D, the EV maker claimed the car’s two motors generated a combined output of 691 hp and 687 lb-ft of torque. Having seen the car in action, embarrassing a Ferrari 550 on the street, thanks to Drag Times and Horsepower Logic we can now see the silent supercar killer being tested on the dyno. The P85D’s instant torque is so brutal, the tires just spun on the dyno during the first couple of attempts. But after rolling into the power nice and low, it posted a monster 864 lb-ft of torque.
Apparently, there’s even more to come. Free upgrades are on the way that will see the P85D’s top speed upped from 130 to 155 mph, while “an over-the-air firmware upgrade to the power electronics will improve P85D performance at high speed above what anyone outside Tesla has experienced to date.”