This dyno video, showing the new super-performance Tesla Model S P85D at full tilt, also shows something Tesla hadn’t told us about: a whole boatload of torque.
Okay, so Tesla rated the P85D at a very stout 691 horsepower without any mention of torque. But here, in a dyno from DragTimes via Jalopnik, the car tests out at 864 pound-feet, a figure that puts the P85D in (or beyond) territory mostly held by tuner specials and the occasional AMG V-12.
With 221 of that horsepower routed to the front wheels and another 470 hp sent rearward thanks to the P85D’s dual-motor setup, the torque is very useful—no tire-shredding, sit-and-spin antics here. Instead, the super-hot Model S just rockets off toward the horizon—clicking off 3.2-second 0-60 mph runs on its way to a 130 mph top speed.
That 130 mph top speed sounds a bit anemic, you say? Well, it is, and Tesla agrees. Soon, the electronic limit will be raised to 155 mph, and high-speed performance will be improved as well—all via an over-the-air update to the car’s power electronics, to be delivered once full validation testing is complete.