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Published on October 8th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman


Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Loves Ludicrous Mode In His Tesla Model S P100D

October 8th, 2017 by  

Originally published on EV Annex.

The latest issue of iconic music magazine Rolling Stone features Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl on its cover. Rolling Stone’s exclusive interview with Grohl starts off in the following setting: “We hop into Grohl’s Tesla, a $140,000 spaceship with Sonic Youth on the stereo, and he heads down the hill, drumming on the steering wheel the entire way.” Who knew Grohl was a Tesla owner? That’s right — Grohl joins a long list of celebrities and musicians that own the baddest electric car on the planet.

Above: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl loves his Tesla (Images: Rolling Stone / Motor Trend)

Grohl, the former drummer for Nirvana, has established a bulletproof rep within the music biz with his band, Foo Fighters, whom Rolling Stone describes as: “arguably the biggest American rock band of the past 20 years… Nearly a quarter-century into their career, the Foos are not just a stadium-filling rock band; they’re a fixture in the firmament.”

Above: Tesla Model S (Image: The Truth About Cars)

It turns out, for some thrills during the interview, Rolling Stone reports: “Grohl eases the Tesla onto a quiet side street. ‘I haven’t shown you how fast this car is yet, have I?’ He presses a few buttons on the touch screen and puts the car into something called ludicrous mode. ‘It doesn’t have a combustion engine – it’s just magnets or whatever,’ he says. ‘So it goes zero-to-60 in 2.4 seconds. It’s f**king insane. It feels like this.’ Suddenly he punches the accelerator, and the car launches forward like an F-16 from a catapult. Grohl laughs. He floors it again, and we scream.”

Above: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters (Image: Alternative Nation)

What kind of Tesla does Grohl own? He also talked about his Model S with Alternative Nation: “I have a Tesla P100D, and that car goes 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. It’s the fastest car I’ve ever been in my entire life.” And it’s not just Grohl who drives a Tesla in the band. Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, mentions he has a Tesla in the family and that, “Tesla’s are just f**king bad*ss. My wife has one, and it’s like driving a f**king spaceship, it really is. There’s nothing gnarlier than that car out there, it really is the future of cars.”

Reprinted with permission.



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is all about Tesla. He’s a TSLA investor, pre-ordered the Model 3, and loves driving the family's Model S and Model X company cars. As co-founder of EVANNEX, a family business specializing in aftermarket Tesla accessories, he’s served as a contributor/editor of Electric Vehicle University (EVU) and the Owning Model S and Getting Ready for Model 3 books. He writes daily about Tesla and you can follow his work on the EVANNEX blog.

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