In yet another Tesla Model S showdown, Jay Leno — who is well known for his love of fast cars — recently challenged a Model S P85D in one of his favorite classic cars — a 1966 Ford AC Cobra with a 427 under the hood. The Tesla Model S P85D can hold its own against just about everything and is still the fastest sedan in production with a Ludicrous 0–60 time of just 2.6 seconds, as experienced by Motor Trend in its test of the upgraded vehicle.
Model S Ludicrous Mode achieves 2.6 sec 0-60 mph and 10.9 sec 1/4 mile in Motor Trend test https://t.co/IpgTF6s9M8
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 29, 2015
Putting numbers like that up against anything else isn’t much more than verifying in real life that things like gravity, the sun, and Europe’s “New European Driving Cycle” mileage ratings are still rock solid (okay, maybe not that last one, hah!).
Either way, this most recent test has the fun edge of comedy to it and I’m always up for the underdog taking down the incumbent — especially when it’s anything related to fossil fuels! With that in mind, check out the video over on CNBC or Yahoo! News — which is only available to certain subscribers, from what I can tell.
Spoiler: The Cobra’s 0–60 time is 4.5 seconds. 🙂
h/t Old Man Mike