Yes, electric cars can drift, make donuts: here's the video proof

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The Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S is one surprisingly mean machine. Now that there's a P100D version out there, we're truly pushing the boundaries of what we think an electric car can do from a performance standpoint. This one will run from 0-60 mph in a blistering 2.5 seconds and complete the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.

These are nearly shocking numbers and show we've come along way with mass market EVs in just a relatively short time. It turns out the Tesla Model S can do even more, though. The stylish sedan is also good at drifting, donuts, and good old burnouts.

In the video above, someone's collected some of the tire slaying action brought to the pavement courtesy of various Model S sedans. It starts out sort of slowly, as a Model S does some decent donuts. Things ramp up though as we eventually get to some real drifting at the hands of a professional later in the clip.

Stick with the video. Enjoy some zero-emission tire destruction. Don't weep for the future, because those of us who enjoy foolish vehicular fun have proof that it's still going to be possible. Yes, we'll miss the V-8 roar but the tires will still get properly ruined.

Thanks for the tip, Chris Neff and David Cann!

 
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