Drag Race – Tesla Model S P85D vs Caterham 620R – Video
The Tesla Model S P85D is the electric vehicle equivalent of a sleeper hotrod.Tesla has bolted in a huge 464 horsepower motor for the car’s back wheels – on top of the already brisk 218 horsepower front – to create a combined power output of 682 horsepower.
It may not look or sound like anything like a BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 due to its pure electric drivetrain, but on paper there’s bold claims. 0-60mph is covered in just in 3.2 seconds and there’s a whopping 687lb ft of torque from zero rpm. Whats more, that torque is delivered instantly because of the Tesla’s direct drive single speed motor.
To put the theory into practice Matt Prior has devised a little drag race against the fastest accelerating thing he could think of, to see if our beloved combustion engines performance days are numbered. Watch and find out…