Are the jet engines enough to make an old Model S outrun a new, more powerful Model S? Not long ago, we watched a video on the YouTube channel “Warped Perception” with the content of testing adding 3 small jet engines to the back of a Tesla Model S to make it run faster. That test was more than expected, so now this YouTube channel owner has the opportunity to do another test that is pitting his custom Model S P85D car against a new Model S P100D.
The P85D was the highest performance version of the Model S back in 2014. Its two electric motors provide a combined output of 463 hp, and they can propel the car to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. (although some independent tests have shown it to be slightly faster), and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The P100D, with Ludicrous mode, was released in August 2016, and it has a larger 100 kWh battery pack and even stronger performance. The D in its name suggests that it is an AWD, dual-motor version of the electric motor, and it produces 589 hp and 1,248 Nm of peak torque, allowing acceleration from 0- 96 km/h in 2.5 seconds.
So, with the above specifications, will a P85D equipped with 3 more small jet engines be able to beat a standard P100D? Follow the interesting video posted by the YouTube channel “Rich Rebuilds” to get the answer.