I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of drag races where a Tesla beats a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche. But why are Teslas so fast? Well, there are several reasons:
The advantage of electric motors
Teslas are electric cars. Which means they use electric motors. These motors have a big advantage compared to internal combustion engines: they don’t need to rev up in order to produce the maximum amount of torque.
Internal combustion engines have very low torque at low RPM’s (as you can see in the image below). But Teslas can generate the same amount of torque at all RPM levels. That makes them faster of the line.
A Tesla doesn’t have to shift gears. A car with an internal combustion engine does. That takes time, and reduces the efficiency of the engine. This is another reason why Teslas are so fast.
All top off the line Teslas have dual motors. They power the front and rear wheels, improving grip while accelerating and reducing the time it takes to go from 0 to 60 mph.
Better traction control
The final reason why Teslas are so fast is the traction control. Electric motors can be controlled in much finer increments than internal combustion engines. They can react to wheel spin in milliseconds.