Hey Vin, Here's an All-Electric 10-Second Car for You

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Slashing nearly 500 pounds from the Tesla Model S has resulted in a crazy 10.41-second quarter-mile time.

While conventional gasoline-powered cars also benefit from weight loss methods to improve their quarter-mile times, they typically also need plenty of go-fast modifications under the hood to improve performance. In the Tesla Model S sedan’s case, shedding weight is all it takes to make it a 10-second car. Tesla Racing Channel on YouTube took its Model S P100D to the Atlanta Dragway Streetcar Takeover Event and likely surprised a few cars on there.

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The video above showcases a few of the Model S P100D’s runs, including one against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The car tips the scales at 4,460 lbs compared to the factory’s 4,941-lb figure, helping it rip a 10.41 at 125.12 mph. The previous record was 10.44.

According to the video’s description, all the door speakers besides the driver have been removed, along with the front sway bar, and the majority of the interior, while the 12-volt battery under the frunk has been swapped out for something lighter.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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