A: The Tesla Model S is an extraordinary car
for very many reasons. But one thing that I still don’t quite get is
how much power it’s got. Because according to Tesla, it has an 85 kilowatt
battery pack which is powered by 3-phase AC electric motor. So
what does that mean in terms of power and torque? I have got absolutely no
idea. But these guys probably do. So we’re going to stick it on their rolling
road and see exactly how much power a Model S has got. So we need traction control off. Disable.
We’re on regenerative braking, braking low. That’s it, isn’t it?
Okay, let’s see. B: [roar of engine] A: Bloody hell. Listen to the noise it makes. 428.2. I like
that. Do you like that? B: I like that. A: Tesla will like that as well, I reckon. B: That’s a perfect run. We put it on the
Dyno. A: Very smooth in here. B: Yeah. A: So can you measure torque? Is that measuring
torque, as well? B: I can’t measure torque. A: Yeah, but that’s the main figure, isn’t
it? B: I need to know the RPM of the motor, and
I don’t, so.. A: Do you get nervous doing this? Or not? B: Well, I must admit… Not usually, no.
[laughs] A: Excellent. Oh, peachy. Mate, thank you
very much. B: No problem. A: That is a result. B: Cool. A: 428.2.