October 24, 2016

The Tesla Model S P100D has set the world alight with a 10.76s quarter-mile time in the hands of DragTimes’ Brooks Weisblat.

Weisblat set the time on the Palm Beach International Raceway and that blew aside the existing record of 10.78s that another driver posted in Fayetteville last month. You might think that the record will keep on tumbling and it just might if the conditions on the day keep getting better.

But Weisblat made sure his car was perfectly prepped, to the extent that a local drilling company took a generator to the track and Weisblat charges his car right before the run. We know by now that the battery’s level of charge can have an impact on the performance and Weisblat wasn’t taking any chances. So he topped the car off before setting his time

The final speed was 122.36mph and the time is simply phenomenal for a stock four-door sedan. Weisblat beat a Challenger Hellcat, Nissan GT-R and Corvette Z06 on the day. The P100D will take plenty more scalps before this one is done.

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