Dave Grohl has a need for electric speed.
Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl and his band have a new record out — "Concrete and Gold," their ninth — but Grohl is 48 and a well-to-do rock star.
So the former Nirvana drummer also has a $140,000 Tesla.
It has Ludicrous Mode acceleration, which in the Model S P100D delivers supercar-beating sub-3-second 0-60 mph times.
And Grohl likes it, as Eells reports:
Grohl eases the Tesla onto a quiet side street. "I haven't shown you how fast this car is yet, have I?" He presses a few buttons on the touch screen and puts the car into something called ludicrous mode. "It doesn't have a combustion engine – it's just magnets or whatever," he says. "So it goes zero-to-60 in 2.4 seconds. It's f***ing insane. It feels like this."
Suddenly he punches the accelerator, and the car launches forward like an F-16 from a catapult. Grohl laughs. He floors it again, and we scream. "It's impractical!" he says. "It really is the stupidest thing."
Might be better than rock 'n roll. And we can confirm that it is both thrilling and sort of the stupidest thing.