Video Lamborghini Aventador Vs Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S P90D in ‘Ludicrous Mode’ races a Lamborghini Aventador

By on January 18, 2016 at 3:25 PM.

Tesla Model S P90D in ‘Ludicrous Mode’ races a Lamborghini Aventador

Tesla’s Model S is certainly no slouch in the speed department, especially when Ludicrous Mode is enabled. If you thought Insane Mode was blazing fast, Ludicrous Mode pushes the Tesla Model S even further, improving acceleration by 10% and transforming the Model S into a 762 horsepower speed demon.

Its 0-60 time? Just 2.8 seconds. What’s more, the Tesla Model S in Ludicrous Mode can reach 155 MPH 20% faster than Insane Mode. Without question, performance on the Model S is beyond impressive as far as luxury sedans go. Still, with Elon Musk always bragging about how fast Tesla makes its cars, it’s always interesting to see how the Model S stacks up against a true supercar.

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Tesla Model S Software Update

Tesla Model S’ new ‘Summon’ feature lets drivers park and retrieve their cars with no one inside

By on January 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Tesla Model S’ new ‘Summon’ feature lets drivers park and retrieve their cars with no one inside

Tesla earlier today began pushing out version 7.1 of its software to Model S and Model X owners and, suffice it to say, it’s a doozy of a software update.

While we’ll get to the full changelog shortly, we first wanted to highlight a feature called Summon which enables users to park their cars without having to be inside it. Conversely, it also lets Tesla owners summon their cars that already happen to be parked.

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Tesla Model S Sales 2015

Tesla sold more than 50,000 Model S sedans in 2015, a new annual record

By on January 3, 2016 at 9:31 PM.

Tesla sold more than 50,000 Model S sedans in 2015, a new annual record

Despite overblown reliability issues drummed up by Consumer Reports, Tesla during the last quarter of 2015 managed to deliver more Model S vehicles than ever before. Over the weekend, the company quietly issued a press release announcing that it delivered 17,400 Model S sedans to customers over the past three months, setting an all-time quarterly record in the process.

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Tesla Model S Redesign

Tesla may give its Model S design a slight redesign in 2016

By on December 31, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Tesla may give its Model S design a slight redesign in 2016

Ever since its 2012 release, the Tesla Model S has garnered rave reviews not only for its performance and safety features, but also for its sleek design. With many car designs seemingly blend together these days, Tesla’s design team impressively and successfully manged to create a visually stunning and readily identifiable vehicle without creating something overly outlandish.

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Tesla Model S Recall

Telsa issues voluntary recall for every Model S ever sold

By on November 20, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Telsa issues voluntary recall for every Model S ever sold

Earlier today, Tesla issued a voluntary recall for every Model S ever sold due to a potential issue with the vehicle’s seat belt. A few weeks back, a Model S owner in Europe discovered that her front seatbelt became disconnected, apparently for no reason at all. After looking into the matter, Tesla realized that one of the bolts used to fasten the strap wasn’t assembled correctly.

As a result, and in an exercise of extreme caution, the Elon Musk led company is encouraging every Model S owner to take their car into a Tesla service center to ensure that everything is above-board. Tesla shares are down just over 2% on the news.

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Tesla Model Side Collision Warning

Watch Tesla’s new Autopilot feature automatically swerve to prevent two accidents

By on November 10, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Watch Tesla’s new Autopilot feature automatically swerve to prevent two accidents

Tesla’s new autopilot software has been getting something of a bad rap lately. This, truth be told, isn’t all that surprising given the number of idiotic and dangerous things some Model S owners have recorded themselves doing since the software was released a few weeks back. Of course, you might remember the guy who, while going more than 90 mph, decided to shave and eat breakfast in his Model S. And even more jarring was this video of a guy turning on autopilot mode and then moving to the back seat.

The reality is that Tesla’s new autopilot software is incredibly powerful and downright futuristic. Still, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t magically turn every Model S into a self-driving car. On the contrary, Tesla’s suite of autopilot features are more about assisting drivers, not replacing them entirely.

That being the case, we thought we’d highlight some videos of Model S owners actually (gasp!) using their autopilot features correctly. Now one of the more impressive items in Tesla’s autopilot software is an automatic emergency steering and side collision warning feature.

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Tesla Autopilot Video

Tesla Model S owner turns on Autopilot mode and then chills in the backseat

By on November 9, 2015 at 3:18 PM.

Tesla Model S owner turns on Autopilot mode and then chills in the backseat

Once Tesla rolled out its new Autopilot software a few weeks ago, it wasn’t long before we started seeing videos of Model S owners engaging in some downright foolish and dangerous behavior. While its perfectly understandable that Model S owners would want to explore and test out the full range of options Tesla’s autopilot software provides, it seems that many owners have forgotten that carelessly cruising around in a nearly 5,000 pound car can easily inflict a lot of damage if driven irresponsibly.

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Tesla Model S Safety

Movie exec thanks Elon Musk after Tesla Model S saves his life

By on October 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Movie exec thanks Elon Musk after Tesla Model S saves his life

With all of the hoopla and controversy surrounding Tesla, one thing that most everyone can (or should) agree on is that the Model S is one of the safest cars on the road. In fact, one could make a strong case that it’s one of the safest cars ever released in automotive history.

The number of safety accolades the Model S has garnered since its release is truly impressive. For instance, when the Model S received a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2013, it received 5 stars in every tested category. As a result, it achieved a level of safety that only 1% of tested cars ever attain. Further, the Model S at the time set a new record for having the lowest likelihood of passenger injury during a collision, besting all makes and models of all vehicles sold in the United States.  More →

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Tesla Model S Consumer Reports

Elon Musk responds to Consumer Reports pulling Tesla Model S recommendation

By on October 23, 2015 at 1:39 PM.

Elon Musk responds to Consumer Reports pulling Tesla Model S recommendation

Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to counteract Consumer Reports’ bombshell of a report in which it withdrew its recommendation for the Tesla Model S. As a quick refresher, the report said it could no longer recommend that users buy Tesla’s electric and luxury sedan on account of reliability issues it discovered while surveying 1,400 Model S owners.

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Tesla Model S Reliability

Tesla’s long-term viability called into question as company combusts in reliability ratings

By on October 20, 2015 at 3:06 PM.

Tesla’s long-term viability called into question as company combusts in reliability ratings

Citing reliability issues, Consumer Reports is no longer recommending the Tesla Model S, the very same car that not too long ago scored so highly during testing that it broke Consumer Reports’ ratings system.

In a survey of 1,400 Model S owners, the publication found that many users experienced a number of lingering problems affecting all facets of the driving experience. From drivetrain and charging issues to problems with the car’s somewhat iconic 17-inch center digital console, Consumer Reports was apparently taken aback by how frequently users were forced to take their cars in for repairs.

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Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode Vs Insane Mode

Watch: A Tesla Model S in ‘Ludicrous Mode’ races a Model S in ‘Insane Mode’

By on September 24, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

Watch: A Tesla Model S in ‘Ludicrous Mode’ races a Model S in ‘Insane Mode’

We’ve seen no shortage of videos showcasing the Tesla Model S taking on cars as varied as a McLaren 650S, a Challenger Hellcat, and even a Lamborghini Aventador. And while the Model S may not emerge victorious when pitted against a speed demon like the McLaren, it’s hardly a slouch in the speed department, at least as far as luxury cars go.

But what happens when a Tesla Model S takes on itself? Recently, DragTimes set to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. They also embarked to find out what happens when a brand new Tesla Model S P90D in “Ludicrous Mode” takes on a Tesla Model S P85D in “Insane mode.”

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Model S Sales Germany

Tesla Model S still struggling to gain a foothold in Germany

By on September 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Tesla Model S still struggling to gain a foothold in Germany

Say what you will about Tesla’s future prospects, but it’s hard to deny that the Tesla Model S today is one of the greatest consumer-oriented cars on the planet. It’s beloved by a passionate user base and has garnered innumerable rewards — both for performance and for safety — since its release back in 2012. Just last month, the Tesla Model S P85D performed so well during testing that it actually broke Consumer Reports’ rating system.

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Tesla Model S P85 D Review

Tesla Model S P85D is so amazing it broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

By on August 27, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Tesla Model S P85D is so amazing it broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

Tesla’s all-wheel-drive Model S P85D might just be the best car on the planet, at least according to Consumer Reports. In fact, Tesla’s top of the line Model S performed so well during testing that it quite literally broke Consumer Reports’ testing scale, initially scoring 103 on a 100 point scale. Subsequently, the publication was forced to implement a few changes to its scoring scale just to account for the Model S.

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