Tesla P85D On Full Throttle Keeps a Phone Glued to the Seat

Smartphone pinned to Tesla P85D seat 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
There was a lot of fuss created with the Tesla Model S P85D trying to prove it’s the quickest sedan around, especially after it’s latest software update. You’ve probably seen those reaction videos with people getting shocked by the car’s tremendous acceleration when switched to “Insane Mode”.
If you don’t believe it’s that crazy, some guys did a quick test involving the same drive mode and a smartphone to show all non-believers what instant torque means. And no, there’s no fancy app to measure and show up how many Gs the P85D can reach.

It’s a more straightforward test involving inertia and the way the top notch Model S handles that. In the clip below you’ll see a young lady holding her pink smartphone with only two fingers while the driver smashes the gas... sorry, I meant the throttle.

You’d better start anchoring stuff inside your P85D because things might turn against the passengers when all those 689 lb-ft (934 Nm) of instant torque reach the wheels, thanks to not one but two electric motors fed by an 85 kWh battery.

And keep in mind the video here was shot with four passengers inside the car, which does slow it down a bit. On your own, behind the driving wheel, that thing feels like it wants to snap your neck.

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