We know that acceleration is the rate of change of velocity. The new Tesla Model S P100D does it best, reaching 60 mph from 0 more quickly than any other production vehicle tested. In last Motor Trend testing, no production car has ever cracked 2.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, but Tesla has, in 2.28 seconds.

New test for the Tesla Model S P100D: it is the best in acceleration from 0 to 60 mph

The test was played in Tesla's "Ludicrous Easter egg full-on mode", and saw P100D reach 60mph in 2.28 seconds. In accordance with Motor Trend, that makes it the first production car that stops the clock in under 2.3 seconds, beating out the Ferrari La Ferrari and Porsche 911 Turbo S.

An update December 2016 conceded the S P100D to reach 60mph in slightly less 2.4 seconds, as evidenced by a tweet from Elon Musk, Tesla CEO. He later alluded that promising test results might make 2.34 seconds from 0 to 60 mph possible. As pointed out by Motor Trend, the recent record exceeded Tesla's own expectations.

After the acceleration test Elon Musk promises improvements through a few expedients

Now that the Tesla Model S P100D has been endorsed as the fastest production car in history, the challengers will be lining up to beat this new record, from Porsche to Ferrari and Lamborghini. In fact, being the best to 60 mph doesn't guarantee that the Model S P100D will be fastest in the quarter mile.

The magazine points out that both the Tesla and the 911 Turbo S have stopped the clock at 10.5 seconds, but the Tesla logs an average speed of 125 mph while the Porsche with higher top end horsepower rips through at 131.8 mph across the finish line. It appears that the Tesla Model S P100D's test performance beat Tesla CEO Elon Musk's expectations.

After seeing results,Elon Musk even claimed the Model S P100D can perform even better if you remove, during the test, the front trunk liner and the floor mats. We have only wait the next tests to measure the improvements of this model, without forgetting the possible evolutions of the rivals.