Tesla Model S ‘Insane Mode’: Watch People’s Reactions to Insane Acceleration

January 29, 2015 9:40 AM
Insane Mode

The New Tesla Model S has an Insane Mode for crazy acceleration

When Tesla released their latest dual-motor Model S in the latter stages of last year, they revealed that, amongst other improvements, they had featured an ‘insane mode’ on the digital console of the car. Sounds dubious right? Well, keep reading and see for yourselves. Whilst the original Model S could do 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, the new dual-motor Model S can do it in just 3.2 seconds. That’s right! This dual-electric motor car can accelerate at speeds comparable to that of the world’s best sports cars including Lamborghini, Ferrari and even Maclaren’s F1 supercar. Insane right?

Drivers can engage insane mode by coming to a complete stop and engaging the insane mode button on the driver’s console in the car. This will then trigger the car to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few breath-taking seconds. To demonstrate just how crazy the Model S’s insane mode is, YouTube channel Drag Times, compiled a video of people’s reactions when experiencing the acceleration that insane mode enables.

Just see the shock and disbelief exhibited by passengers in the new Tesla Model S when insane mode is activated!

Safety and Autopilot Features

The latest Model S also has new safety and autopilot features on board which Tesla say is an “introduction of a standard hardware package that will enable autopilot functionality”. They go on to say that “Every single Model S now rolling out of the factory includes a forward radar, 12 long range ultrasonic sensors positioned to sense 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, a forward looking camera, and a high precision, digitally controlled electric assist braking system.” The aim is to use this kind of software to allow digital control of motors, brakes and steering to avoid collisions and eventually move towards driverless vehicles. They took the name autopilot for their new features because the car uses very similar technology to that used by pilots in good weather.

It really is ground-breaking technology from Tesla and they have set their sights on an innovated horizon, insisting that with ‘over-the-air software updates’ they will always be able to keep their drivers on the forefront of technology. To read more about the new Tesla Model S and its features, visit their website here