The highly appreciated and appraised Tesla Model S has managed to earn yet a new star among automotive journalists thanks to its performance last weekend at the Palm Beach International Raceway.
It competed with a Dodge Viper SRT10 and managed to win the drag race, after several months ago we’ve seen it beat the latest BMW M5.
Not only did it beat the old Viper but it also established a new record for the fastest production electric car in the quarter-mile run.
The car in question was a Tesla Model S Performance – the one fitted with the largest battery available (85 kWh) – and completed the quarter-mile run in 12.371 seconds at a speed of 110.84 mph, managing to do the 0-60 mph run in only 3.9 seconds. The record is official as it has been homologated by the NEDRA – National Electric Drag Racing Association.
The previous record was established by another model from Tesla Motors, the now discontinued Tesla Roadster. That vehicle was driven by Stella Kostolna but owned by Zachary Vex. The record-run was done at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Arizona where the Tesla Roadster completed the quarter-mile run in 12.582 seconds at 104.58 mph.