Stephen King is a Tesla fan

This Tesla just went 'insane'
This Tesla just went 'insane'

Stephen King feels the need for speed.

He boasted on Twitter Thursday about how he took his Tesla car to a dragstrip and reached 60 miles per hour in just four seconds. King said he topped 112 mph and likened it to driving a Star Wars X-wing Fighter.

There would be little trouble escaping from Jack Nicholson's deranged character in The Shining with that kind of speed.

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King didn't say which version of Tesla's Model S car he was driving. The new all-wheel drive P85D comes with an "insane" mode that can reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour and reach 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. But the rear-wheel drive 85 model is pretty fast itself. It can go from 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds and tops out at 140 mph, according to the company.

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Speed comes with a cost. Tesla cars start selling at $75,000. The company announced Wednesday that all of its new cars will come standard with a dual motor and all-wheel drive.

Those looking for a more affordable Tesla (TSLA) are anxiously awaiting the Model 3, which Tesla hopes will cost between $30,000 and $40,000. But it could be years before that's available.

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