23 Mar '15, 10am

Warm-Up Lap: The Insanely Quiet Launch Of A Tesla P85D

Warm-Up Lap: The Insanely Quiet Launch Of A Tesla P85D

Don’t believe? Crank up the volume and watch this video of a Tesla P85D at the drag strip, alone for once, so you can hear the mighty whirr of the Dual Motor Drive. Yes, whirr; electric motors have their own unique sound, and while I am growing to like it, it still lacks the raw, visceral appeal of a fast-firing combustion engine. Electric cars have no such noise, which may actually be seen as a benefit in the coming years; many long-standing drag strips have been forced out by unhappy locals who complaints usually center around noise. Nothing screws up grandpa’s golf game like a high-revving small block contained by nothing but open headers.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2015/03/23/warm-up-lap-the-insanely-quiet...

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