There's two aspects of electric cars that just about everyone is familiar with: efficiency and off-the-line power.
The Model S is no exception to these expectations; in fact, it redefines what off-the-line power means for a sedan. In P100D spec, with it's 100 kWh battery and single 375 kW (503 horsepower) rear motor, it's capable of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. To put it in perspective, this is in the same realm as heavies like the Porsche 918 Spyder, LaFerrari, and the Bugatti Chiron. It makes the 4.1 second zero to 60 time of the P75 and P100 models look downright sluggish. It's utterly astounding, and utterly addictive.
Don't expect to do any sort of long-distance driving after a couple of those runs, though – each Ludicrous mode sprint burns through electrons like stair climbing burns through calories. If you manage to keep your foot out of it, the Tesla has range of 259 miles (base P75 model) to 335 (P100). There's also a network of superchargers across the country to make coast-to-coast driving possible without any range anxiety. Just don't do too much off-the-cuff exploring – there's few charging stations in rural America beyond the interstates.
No matter how far you're going, the Model S promises to ride smooth and effortlessly. With a total lack of wind or ride noise and a totally-silent electrified powertrain, it's easy to reach highly illegal speeds in areas where it's highly inappropriate to do so.