The Tesla Model S was named Consumer Reports "Best Overall" two years running. Now they fully tested their P85D model, and it literally broke their rating system. The car scored 103 out of possible 100 on their comprehensive report. Consumer Reports had to readjust their system going forward to accommodate the new standard set. The fully electric Tesla features 691 horsepower from its dual electric motors and also offers full-time all-wheel drive.
Brutally-quick acceleration is there for the asking. Every Model S provides a brisk takeoff, but the P85D is the quickest car we've ever tested, needing just 3.5 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph. And the P85D delivers 1.02 g's of horizontal accelerative force in less than a quarter-second.
Consumer Reports is a non-profit organization that has no shareholders and accepts no advertising while paying for products themselves. They have over 7 million subscribers who have followed them through their reviews of over 7500 products. It's great to see the future of automotive technology get such high praise relatively early in the electric car category.
Consumer Reports deemed the Tesla Model S P85D too good not to share, so they have made their full review available free for everyone. You can find the complete road test review here.
Also don't forget to check out Kevin Michaluk's Youtube channel as he works towards his long-term, in-depth Telsa Model S P85D review as the harsh Canadian winter approaches.
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