Tesla Model S Outsprints Dodge Viper SRT10

Posted on January 30, 2013 by

The Tesla Model S is not only the world’s first all-electric premium luxury sedan, it’s also the record holder for the quarter-mile sprint of any production electric vehicle.

Autoblog reported that the Model S set a 12.371-second time at 110.84 mph at the Palm Beach International Raceway.

It reached 60 mph in 3.9 and stood toe-to-toe with a Dodge Viper SRT10 on the drag-race track. Watch the video below to see the Tesla Model S match up against the Viper’s venerable V-10 engine.

If the video above does not play, click this link to watch: Tesla Model S Performance vs Dodge Viper SRT10 Drag Racing

The Model S will seat five passengers and will offers a limo operator base price of $72,400 after a $7,500 tax credit.

So what powered this luxury beast to victory over the Viper? A liquid-cooled, three-phase, four-pole AC induction motor that spits out 416 horses.

For more Model S specs and amenity information, please click here and scroll to the bottom: Tesla Motors Model S Luxury Sedan

Do you think this is a viable option for the luxury ground transportation industry? If it’s priced comparable to a Mercedes-Benz S550 or BMW 750Li, would you consider the Tesla for your premium chauffeured service level? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

—Michael Campos, LCT associate editor

 

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