A Tesla Model S P100D lines up against a Lamborghini Huracan, and the EV shows off it sprinting ability to the Italian supercar.
Tesla claims the Model S P100D is the quickest mass-produced vehicle currently on the market by reaching 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 2.5 seconds. New owners are beginning to test that assertion as the first of these electric sedans start to hit the road. In this clip, Tesla’s range-topper lines up against a Lamborghini Huracán for a few drag races. We wish this crew had taken its fight to the drag strip rather than a public road, though.
Nearly every run in the video has the same result. The Tesla leaps out to an early lead, and the Huracán slowly closes the distance until it eventually passes the Model S. The clip doesn’t indicate how fast these guys are going, but we’d guess they’re easily reaching the triple digits.
The results here indicate the Tesla is the quickest thing on the road (other than a few hypercars) at the speeds where most people spend a majority of their time behind the wheel. A supercar is faster overall, but that’s less important of a feat on American and Canadian roads where hitting those velocities at the wrong time could come with a massive fine - and more even more penalties - if the highway patrol spots the driver.
The P100D packs Tesla’s new 100-kilowatt-hour battery, which is currently only available with the dual-motor drivetrain. In addition to the extra power, range jumps to lineup-topping 315 miles (507 kilometres). Other than the badges, there’s nothing telling unsuspecting supercar owners that this luxury sedan could out-accelerate them from any stoplight. For those that need a little more room, the bigger battery is available on the Model X, too.
Given the P100D’s performance, its $134,500 USD (pricing not yet available in Canada) is a bargain. That’s still a massive amount of money, but many supercars cost even more. Plus, you can’t fit seven people inside of a Lamborghini or McLaren, but the Model S offers that option with its available rear jump seats.