22 Aug '12, 12am

"Inside Tesla" is up and packed with updates on production, track test results, and the wrap up of the #GetAmped Tour!

"Inside Tesla" is up and packed with updates on production, track test results, and the wrap up of the #GetAmped Tour!

Last week we loaned Model S to Edmunds Inside Line for a day of track testing. They ran a Performance Model S through the same series of tests typically done on a gasoline-powered car to measure acceleration, braking distance, slalom speeds and lateral acceleration on a skid pad. Our goal throughout the development of Model S was to achieve 0 to 60 acceleration in less than 4.5 seconds and a driving dynamic that is responsive and well-balanced. Edmunds’ tests have confirmed that we achieved our goals. Edmunds put Model S through its paces and walked away with 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds! Edmunds did the tests with a fully-loaded car, including weight additions like the rear-facing seats, second charger and premium sound. This was the opposite of what manufacturers normally do, which is to strip out any options that add weight. Edmunds' results put Model S absolutely on par with...

Full article: http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/inside-tesla-082112

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