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Tesla Model S P100D sets a new record with 1/4 mile in 10.76 seconds


Tesla started deliveries of the Model S P100D a few months back now, but new owners are still pushing the all-electric beast and getting more performance out of it. Brooks Weisblat of DragTimes was expected to be among those owners getting great quarter-mile times out of the car, but bad weather in his home state of Florida prevented him from racing for the past few weeks.

Now the weather cleared and Brooks didn’t disappoint with his first runs with his new Tesla Model S P100D at the Palm Beach International Raceway.

In fact, he set a new record for the vehicle, and consequently any 4-door production car, with a quarter-mile time of 10.76 seconds.

We reported on a Model S P100D owner running a 10.78-second quarter mile at the Fayetteville Dragstrip last month. That was the time to beat with the Model S P100D until now.

DragTimes took extra precautions to get the most out of the car for the race.

Normally, they only stop at a local Tesla Supercharger to top off the car before driving the couple of miles to the dragstrip, but the battery’s state-of-charge affects the vehicle’s performance and only a few percents can make the difference when you are trying to cut milliseconds in a drag race.

The solution is simple: Florida Drilling, a water resource contractor with a few Tesla vehicles in their fleet, brought a 150 kW mobile generator with 2 Tesla Wall Connector to the racetrack.

That way, DragTimes was able to get a full charge on the P100Ds directly at the dragstrip and have the best possible state-of-charge to run a few quarter-miles. They only needed to charge for a few minutes before they were at 100% charge.

The all-electric Model S P100D was not only able to set a new record with a 10.78-second time, but Weisblat said that he was getting consistent 10-second runs out of the car and able to take a Corvette Z06, Challenger Hellcat, Nissan GT-R, Camaro and CTS-V.

Here’s the result:

The Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous speed upgrade has a peak power output  567 kW – 760 HP, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 155 mph.

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