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Watch a Tesla Model S P100D do 0-60 in 2.7 seconds – in the rain

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There are plenty of videos out there showing how fast Teslas are at 0-60 and in the quarter mile.  In dry conditions, the Model S can beat almost anything off the line – including the Lamborghini Huracan, Challenger Hellcat and just about everything else.  The Model X can even beat an Alfa Romeo 4C while towing an Alfa Romeo 4C.  But all of those are in the dry – what about in suboptimal conditions?

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Rimac Concept One beats Porsche 918 Spyder in quarter mile, the era of ICE supercars is over

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With the release of the Tesla Model S P100D in August, and deliveries last month I knew it was time to RIP combustion engines on the supercar circuit. The P100D hits 60mph in 2.5 seconds and hits a quarter mile in just over 10 seconds. The Model S also seats as many people (7) as a minivan, is very street smart and it part of a large and growing production line vs. the typical supercar which are only hand made in batches of 100 or so. Imagine if you built a limited production electric car optimized just for speed and not carrying a whole family.

Enter the Rimac Concept One.



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RIP combustion engine supercars, an electric 7-seat sedan is now wiping the pavement with petroleum’s remnants

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When you send a vehicle which can hold 7 passengers comfortably with their luggage along the road from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, you are turning the supercar world upside down. When you do it in an EV, you know the world has changed.

DragTimes raced a Lamborghini Huracan, a $200,000 2-seat supercar that is basically a combustion engine on wheels, along a stretch of Florida roadway this weekend. When the Tesla Model S P100D and the Huracan both took off at the same time, the production Tesla quietly jumped out in front of the exotic supercar which was belching hydrocarbons as fast as it could. It stayed there well beyond 60mph and 100mph…

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Tesla hacker claims the automaker is trying to downgrade his car software after releasing new information, Musk replies “Good hacking is a gift”

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Yesterday we reported on notorious Model S hacker Jason Hughes revealing through a cryptic tweet to Elon Musk that Tesla is working on a new Model S P100D, something the company had yet to announce.

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Hughes has since revealed that Tesla is trying to remotely push a downgrade update to his Model S, which he calls a “retaliation” for revealing the “P100D” information.

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Tesla OS hacker points to upcoming Model S P100D in cryptic message to Elon Musk

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Tesla quietly discontinued the Model S’ 85 kWh battery pack earlier this year and now enthusiasts are anxious to know what the automaker’s next battery upgrade will be .

The company already offers the battery packs with the most energy capacity of any other electric cars on the market, but there’s always room to improve and a cryptic message sent to Elon Musk in the middle of the night last night could give us our best clue to what will be the next improvement to the higher-end version of the Model S.

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