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Priced at $120,000 for a top-of-the-line Model S P85D, this newly unveiled P85D has a dual motor – the same system coming to the all-wheel-drive Model X next year – that pumps at 691hp as well as 687 lb-ft of torque that boost it from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, which is a full second quicker than the standard P85. If that’s still not enough for you adrenaline junkies, the 1g of lateral acceleration will definitely help you on track days. Continue reading to see its driver assist function in-action and for more pictures.
“First, two motors means you’ve got one more motor for regen, sending additional power back into the battery pack for more range. Secondly, by optimizing the usage of each motor down to the millisecond depending on the traction available, Tesla’s geeks have been able to tweak the software to use the right motor at the right time at the right speed, all to boost efficiency and performance,” says Jalopnik.