Tesla Model S Sets EV Quarter-Mile World RecordTuesday, January 29, 2013 8:05 by Arman Barari
Tesla Model S is not the car you want to go the drag strips with, but if you do, it’ll surprise you big time. We knew it accelerates faster than a BMW M5 F10, and now it sets a new world record for the fastest accelerating electric vehicles, doing the quarter-mile in 12.371 seconds at 110.84mph.
The feat was accomplished at Palm Beach International Raceway and NEDRA (National Electric Drag Racing Association) was at hand to verify the world record. The Model S snatches the record from Tesla Roadster which had managed 12.582 at 104.58 mph.
To put it in perspective how fast the Model S really is, they put it against a Dodge Viper SRT10; a car known for its brutal acceleration:
Tesla made history with the Model S. They took the rule book and throw it right out the window. Soon they will come up with a solution to extend the range, and then they can officially declare gasoline-powered cars obsolete.