The Tesla Model S is a big car. It’s in the “large luxury sedan” or “full-size luxury car” class (or, depending on your country and preferred classification, some similar variation that indicates to buyers it is big). It’s a completely unsurprising fact that the only two “production cars” in history that are quicker to 60 mph than the Model S are two-seat sports cars that cost way, way, way more than the Model S P100D. This is a landboat that seats up to 5 adults and 2 children, plus has a ton of storage space. It’s a bit absurd that it’s competing with 2-seat sports cars that cost $1 million or more.
So, how the hell did Tesla achieve such a quick 0–60 mph (0–100 km/h) time? Last time Tesla announced a blisteringly low time to 60 mph (2.8 seconds), it blew people’s minds, and a bunch of commenters said that it would be close to impossible to beat that time with a Model S with street-legal tires.