Humans are constantly building increasingly more powerful and high-speed objects to help us reach our lofty goals. And, even though there are a multitude of ways to quantify power—joules, horsepower, gigawatts foot-pounds, etc.—power is more than just what you see in the numbers. To a lot of people, power is an experience. It’s something you feel as a result of the way something performs. It’s the sense of mastery you get from being enabled to do things better or with more control than you ever could before. So, with that definition in mind, here’s a look at what we consider to be 12 of the most powerful machines on the planet.
12. Tesla Model S
Even though Tesla’s Model S has only been around for a few years, it has already evolved a lot more than most cars do in a decade. Making its debut as a speedy rear-wheel-drive electric, it now has dual motors and all-wheel drive that give it a blistering 2.8-second zero to 60 mph acceleration time. It’s even got a futuristic autopilot feature that enables the car to pretty much drive itself, although, when you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle like this you probably won’t ever want to use it.
Not only is the Model S P90D the most powerful electric car, it’s the most powerful sedan on the market and one of the most powerful automobiles ever created.