This video from Road & Track is pretty short, but it gets the point across. In this video, Road & Track does a donut while doing a burnout in a brand new Tesla Model S electric car. The Tesla S just won Automobile of the Year and is pretty cool, offers 265 miles range between charges and is about as fast as a BMW M5 – sweet!
The rear mounted electric motor makes an equivalent of 416 horsepower and 443 ft/lbs of torque from a standing start.
Looks like this is an electric car for enthusiasts, though since there are no modifications available yet, you need to keep this car stock for a while. And that’s fine – once the aftermarket catches up with electric cars, we’re going to see some pretty cool modified Tesla S’s. And since these cars are so quiet, gas powered cars won’t hear them coming!