23 Sep '15, 4am

What Is The Actual Overall Horsepower Rating For The Tesla P85D?

What Is The Actual Overall Horsepower Rating For The Tesla P85D?

Ever since the release of the high-performance Tesla P85D, its combined horsepower of 691 has been quoted liberally and loudly. CEO Elon Musk confirmed the rating on “60 Minutes .” It was printed in a Tesla Model S brochure (see below). And a multitude of automotive magazines and websites listed it. But one group of Tesla owners questioned whether this number is accurate. In an open letter to Musk last month, the owners challenged Tesla’s statements on the P85D’s horsepower. “We are writing to you as a group of concerned Tesla owners, investors, and perhaps most importantly, supporters … because the Tesla Model S P85D falls considerably short of actually making 691 horsepower,” the letter stated, which was signed by 71 Tesla owners. An excerpt from the letter: “The basic facts are as follows: “The P85D was marketed as making 691 horsepower. It doesn’t. We believe, based on...

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