Ever wondered about the benefits of electric cars for those of us that don’t want to sacrifice performance simply to drive an eco car ?
What about how the Tesla Model S would perform against a high performance race car?
In this video we find out when the crew from caradvice.com put the Tesla Model S through its paces against a 650+ horsepower V8 racing supercar and the world’s fastest four-door production car in a drag race of epic proportions.
Lets compare the specs of the competitors:
The Tesla Model S P85D (the poster child for eco-friendly cars) pushes out a mind-numbing combined 567kW of power (that’s over 750hp) and claims to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.3 seconds – not bad for an eco car!
When we compare the weights of each competitor the stripped done V8 Supercar has the advantage coming in at just 1400kg compared with the Tesla Model S P85D at over 2000kg.
The other competitor is the Walkinshaw Performance W507, a tuned version of the HSV GTS that both looks and sounds the part. Driven by a menacing 507kW (680hp) 6.2-litre supercharged V8, the W507 promises a 0-100km/h time of just just over 4.0 seconds.
The race is extremely close with the superior acceleration of the Tesla Model S claiming victory on the day. Although if the race had been an further 50m (150 ft) the V8 Supercar probably would have won.
But for now all of us eco car enthusiasts can claim a victory for performance of electric cars.