Recently, a Tesla Model S P100D managed to set a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time in just 2.28 seconds, which is by far a lot quicker than the 2.5 seconds claimed by the manufacturer.

That makes the Model S P100D the second quickest recorded 0-60 mph time of a road-legal production car ever recorded by an independent source, placing it ahead of the LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and McLaren P1. Only the Porsche 918 Spyder is quicker at 2.2 seconds, a time set by Car and Driver.

To get a better understanding of just how the Tesla is capable of such a feat, Engineering Explained is on hand to provide you with a better understanding. There’s plenty of math and principles that Jason Fenske will explain here, so pay attention.

Additionally, he’ll even answer the question of: will the Tesla Roadster be even quicker if it had the same electric powertrain as the Model S P100D. If you want to know the science behind the performance of the electrifying sedan, do watch the video.