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18th Aug 2015

Hilarious reactions to the brutal acceleration of Tesla’s ‘insane mode’ (Video)

Electric shock...

Nooruddean Choudry

We always assumed electric cars were tiny little things with hardly any power – until we saw this beast in action…

The Tesla Model S P85D boasts a dual electric motor capable of producing 691 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. It means that it can go from 0 to 60 mph in an incredible 3.2 seconds.

Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn is a well-known petrol electric-head, and owns a less souped up version of the Tesla. But it hardly prepared him for the lightning experience of driving a P85D in ‘insane mode’.

He gives it a go from a standing start at 1min 47secs and absolutely sh*ts his pants.

As he puts it: “Jesus f**king Christ! It hurts your chest!…that is so brutally terrifying…I couldn’t see the road – it went blurred…”

He’s not the only one. Check out these petrified passengers as the first experience the frightening acceleration…