TESLA MODEL S 100D version has been announced earlier this year along with the Model X. The former undoubtedly immediately steals attention due to its top-notch performance and impressive features. But perhaps one thing that makes Model S even more mesmerizing is its weight distribution. In this article, we will discuss the weight and other aspects related to this innovative electric car.
Model S performance and specification
Tesla Model S P100D is a game changer. With an increase of 10-kilowatt hours compared to the previous battery pack capacity in the 90D version, the 100D clearly packs more punch. Performance wise, Tesla announced that this particular model comes with the incredible Ludicrous Mode. With Ludicrous Mode, the car would instantly accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill. Hence, the 0-60 label.
Needing less than 2.54 seconds to jump up to 60 mph is an amazing feat, to say the least. This factor is also the primary reason the premium electric car is considered the rightful match to super fast cars. Being the first electric car to rank alongside BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes, the TESLA MODEL S 100D clearly has changed the game.
Testers over at the Drag Strip have also confirmed the claim. In addition to the claims, testers also found the electric sedan to be capable of going to 100 mph from a standstill in just 6.52 seconds. Clocking the best quarter-mile at 124.5 mph in 10.78 seconds. This brought the S P100D a big win against its competitor at Drag Strip, the latest Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4.
Smart weight distribution
While the maximum speed of S 100D is limited to 155 mph compared to Lamborghini’s 201 mph, its efficiency as an electric workhorse is second to none. In fact, it’s remarkable to see an electric premium sedan manage to keep up and beat a supercar like Huracán. With a higher performance and better stability, there are no doubt changes in its more efficient design contributed to its success.
When it comes to design and infrastructure, one may wonder why the S P100D model tips the scale at 4,647.3 lbs. Without internal combustion engine, the car should have been lighter. This alone piques curiosity as to where all the weight come from. The following breakdown of the electric car’s weight distribution may answer your question.
- Battery Pack weighing about 1,323lbs.
- Aluminum Space Frame weighing about 800lbs
- Electric motor and inverter weighing 350lbs
- Differential weighing 175lbs
- Wheels and tires at 250lbs
- Brake calipers, lines, and discs at 120lbs
- Racks and pinions at 50lbs
- Air suspension at 80lbs
Whereas other elements that make up the S P100D can be seen in the following list:
- Wiring and lighting weighing 120lbs
- Electronics and computer at 50lbs
- HVAC weighing at 50lbs
- Front powered seats and rears at 200lbs
- Hatch, windows, and windshields at 190lbs
- Pano glass assembly at 150lbs
Padding, carpet, and mats at 80lbs
Trim, dash, and panels weighing 40lbs
There are a few other things that contribute to the 4,647.3 lb weight of TESLA MODEL S 100D version, but all in all, it’s still the most solid and functional sedan in production.