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The Tesla Model S P100D has smashed another record with a blistering 10.76 second quarter-mile

October 25th at 9:01 PM

The Tesla Model S P100D has smashed another record with a blistering 10.76 second quarter-mile

When we talk about how fast Tesla’s are, we tend to focus on how fast Tesla’s vehicles can go from 0-60. The recently released Tesla Model S P100D, for example, is an absolute rocket and can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds flat. Understandably proud, Tesla CEO Elon Musk appropriately calls the Model S P100D the fastest production car in the world.

But here’s the thing: nobody in the real world really lives in a universe where 0-60 time even matters. And yet, we’re still overly concerned with 0-60 times as if getting up to that speed in 2.5 seconds as opposed to 3 seconds is all that important or significant. Even the brilliant Vin Diesel eschews the 0-60 metric and instead chooses to live his life a quarter mile at a time. Sure, the quarter mile time is just as pointless as 0-60, but in the interest of spicing things up a bit, the enterprising folks over at DragTimes were up to their old tricks again this weekend when they took a Tesla Model S P100D on a record-setting quarter-mile run.

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Tesla Model X Review

Consumer Reports ranks Tesla as one of the least reliable car brands on the planet

October 25th at 1:46 PM

Consumer Reports ranks Tesla as one of the least reliable car brands on the planet

If it wasn’t already, I think it’s now safe to say that Consumer Reports‘ on-and-off-again love affair with Tesla is officially over. In a new tally ranking the 10 least reliable cars, the Model X makes an unceremonious appearance, joining the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500L. That Tesla’s SUV made the list should hardly come as a surprise for anyone who has been paying close attention to early reviews of the luxury vehicle. From faulty doors and wonky electronics, some of the first impressions of the Tesla Model X were far from positive.

Calling the gargantuan Model X “more showy than practical,” Consumer Reports identified the following problem areas with the vehicle: “Falcon-wing doors, locks and latches, power equipment, in-car electronics, climate system.” That’s quite a laundry list of problem areas, especially for a luxury SUV that starts at $85,000.

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Tesla Model S Sales

Tesla Model S sales are not nearly as impressive they seem, report claims

October 24th at 5:32 PM

Tesla Model S sales are not nearly as impressive they seem, report claims

One of the more commonly held assumptions about Tesla is that the Model S absolutely owns the U.S. market for large luxury sedans. As we highlighted just last week, recently tabulated data revealed that the Model S moved an estimated 9,156 units last quarter, easily trouncing the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW’s 7-Series which each moved 4,921 and 3,634 units, respectively.

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Tesla Model S P100D

Tesla’s Model S P100D is always insanely fast, even in the rain

October 18th at 9:00 PM

Tesla’s Model S P100D is always insanely fast, even in the rain

We’ve long known that Tesla knows how to manufacture incredibly fast cars with jaw-dropping acceleration, but the company really outdid itself when it introduced the P100D this past August. As if the Model S P90D weren’t fast enough already, Tesla’s new top of the line Model S can now blast from 0-60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds in Ludicrious Mode. What’s more, the car can go from 0-100 in 6.5 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds flat.

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Tesla Model S Police Cars

LAPD may roll out a Tesla Model S police car as soon as 2017

October 17th at 11:00 PM

LAPD may roll out a Tesla Model S police car as soon as 2017

A few months ago, we reported that the Los Angeles Police Department was contemplating adding a few Tesla Model S vehicles to their fleet. With Tesla loaning the LAPD two Model S P85D vehicles for evaluation, LAPD Police Administrator Vartan Yegiyan explained that the underlying goal was to determine how the luxury sedan would perform in a city environment and to ascertain any benefits and drawbacks it would introduce as an everyday patrol car.

What’s more, the LAPD also indicated that they were evaluating the Tesla Model S’ capabilities as a high-pursuit vehicle, altogether not terribly surprising the Model S’ reputation for speed.

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Tesla Model S Sales

Tesla still trouncing the competition in the U.S. luxury sedan market

October 16th at 12:00 PM

Tesla still trouncing the competition in the U.S. luxury sedan market

For as much as we talk established companies like Porsche and BMW going after Tesla in the EV market, it’s important not to overlook the fact that Tesla’s Model S continues to dominate the U.S. luxury sedan market on the whole.

With Tesla Model S sales on the rise, and having increased by nearly 60% year over year, the Model S during Q3 of 2016 was more than 4 times as popular as the BMW 7-Series.

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Tesla Model S Lawsuit

Tesla sued because a Model S P85D in ‘Insane Mode’ isn’t insane enough

September 21st at 3:00 PM

Tesla sued because a Model S P85D in ‘Insane Mode’ isn’t insane enough

Tesla critics don’t need to search far and wide for reasons to criticize the company. From complaints that the company’s Autopilot software is dangerous to complaints that the fit and finish of the Model S is beneath what one would expect from a luxury car, Tesla is obviously not free from scrutiny.

But if there’s one thing that Tesla does right, if there’s one thing that even the most vocal of Tesla detractors would have to concede, it’s that Tesla’s cars are blazing fast. Tesla’s most recent Model S P100D, for example, can go from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds flat. Equally as impressive is that Tesla’s SUV – the Model X – is no slouch in the speed department either. In short, if there’s one thing that Tesla knows, it’s speed.

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Tesla Model S Hack

Security researchers from China remotely hacked a Tesla Model S

September 20th at 8:47 AM

Security researchers from China remotely hacked a Tesla Model S

Following many months of research, security researchers out of China this week announced that they successfully managed to hack a Tesla Model S and assume control over many of the vehicle’s controls. The hack was disclosed by researchers from Keen Security Lab who noted that their remote exploit worked whether or not a targeted Model S was parked or driving.

The researchers note that the exploit works by compromising the car’s CAN bus, a process which begins when a targeted Model S user connects to a malicious Wi-Fi network via the car’s built-in web browser. Following that, the researchers demonstrated how they were able to remotely control many aspects of a hacked Model S, including being able to open the trunk, the sunroof, and perhaps most worrisome, apply the brakes whiles the car is in motion. In another dangerous scenario, researchers were able to change the orientation of the Tesla’s side-view mirrors while it was changing lanes.

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Tesla Model S P100D

Watch Tesla’s blazing fast Model S P100D race a Lamborghini Huracan

September 19th at 7:30 PM

Watch Tesla’s blazing fast Model S P100D race a Lamborghini Huracan

Last month, Tesla wowed the automotive world when it unveiled a new Model S with a 100kWh battery option. With the new P100D option, Tesla’s top of the line Model S is an absolute beast and can go from o-60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds in Ludicrous Mode. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk apprpriately boasted, the P100D is the fastest production car on the planet.

With Model S P100D deliveries now underway, we’re already seeing videos showcasing what Tesla’s latest speed demon can do out on the road. During a brief performance review, DragTimes last week confirmed the car’s incredible 0-60 time while also observing that it can go from 0-100 in 6.5 seconds flat and is capable of completing a quarter-mile in a blazing fast 10.7 seconds.

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Tesla’s new Model S P100D gets put to the test, and it’s an absolute screamer

September 15th at 1:03 PM

Tesla’s new Model S P100D gets put to the test, and it’s an absolute screamer

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk once boasted that Tesla doesn’t know how to make slow cars, he wasn’t kidding around. Tesla last month unveiled a brand new P100D option for both the Model S and the Model X and the performance on each is absolutely jaw-dropping.

With Ludicrous mode enabled, Tesla’s Model S P100D sports an insane 0-60 MPH time of just 2.5 seconds. In turn, Tesla appropriately boasts that it’s the fastest production car in the world. Meanwhile, the P100D version of the Model X, an SUV mind you, can go from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds.

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Tesla Model S Mod

Will.i.am’s Telsa Model S mod is the actual definition of Ludicrous

August 30th at 10:00 PM

Will.i.am’s Telsa Model S mod is the actual definition of Ludicrous

Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas is a jack of all trades. Aside from his many music related ventures, the popular recording artist has a knack for showing up everywhere and, over the past few years, has dabbled in acting, fashion, smartphones and an array of other varied ventures. You might even remember, for example, that the singer back in 2014 released a widely derided smartwatch that many quickly proclaimed was the worst tech gadget of the year.

While such a failure might have ruined lesser men, it’s hard to keep Will.i.am down. After all, with an estimated net worth of $75 million, Will.i.am is certainly capable of handling a few business missteps here and there.

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Tesla Model S Stolen

Two Model S cars were stolen despite Tesla’s advanced tech

August 22nd at 8:00 PM

Two Model S cars were stolen despite Tesla’s advanced tech

You’d have thought that nobody can steal your Tesla thanks to its advanced tracking system. Thieves foolish enough to try to get away with it could be easily caught with the help of the on-board GPS. However, that’s not really the case. Tesla cars are incredibly valuable, which means thieves will do whatever it takes to grab one and leave no traces behind. In fact, at least two such thefts have already been reported in Europe. More →

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