Auto X – GranTurismo vs Tesla Model S P85D vs R35 GTR – Video
It can be done with all sorts of cars, but the most spectacular shows are those where big-engined supercars are involved. However, this is not the place where you’d normally go to see a Model S, but we live wacky times and yes, a Model S can autocross, despite some thinking this form of motorsport is only designed for gas-guzzlers.
In fact, the Tesla Model S P85D you’re about to see in the video below got itself a cool pair of opponents, namely a GranTurismo and a Nissan R35 GT-R.
The Maserati GranTurismo goes first on the course shaped by cones, followed by the Model S while GTR closes the show. Despite being the loudest vehicle out there, the Maserati looks the laziest but with that kind of sound coming from its exhaust we could watch it all day long.
The Tesla Model S looks pretty agile as it challenges the course, but despite the electric sedan’s blistering performance inside the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) interval, we think the GT-R aced this contest that required more handling and agility than sheer torque and massive blasting power from a standstill.