Watch the Tesla Model S P85D Finally Lose a Drag Race
Over the last few months, we’ve seen the Tesla Model S P85D decimate purpose-built supercars in drag races across the country. It’s raced the Ferrari 458, McLaren 650S, and everything in between. And throughout those videos, the electric Tesla has (mostly) prevailed. This next video, though, will see the Tesla finally lose to the internal combustion engine. Recently, this particular owner of a Tesla Model S P85D decided to visit his local drag strip to see if he could continue Tesla’s winning streak and beat some old school muscle. Things didn’t exactly turn out the way he had hoped. Throughout the day, the owner repeatedly went up against a Fox Body Mustang powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 and drag radials out back. RELATED: Check Out More of the Tesla Model S P85D Here According to the description, the Mustang’s owner wasn’t leaving anything on the table when it came to racing the electric Tesla, possibly endangering his motor. From the stills we took of the video, the Mustang appears to be running a twin-turbocharged LS setup. This has become the go-to engine choice for drag racers around the country due to its capability of running irrational amounts of boost. While the Tesla gets the jump on the Mustang due to its all-wheel drive, it slowly shrinks into the distance as the Mustang’s horsepower carries it to victory, repeatedly. With that in mind, the Fox Body Mustang is only racing Tesla’s P85D, which has 691 horsepower and around 687 lb-ft of torque starting at 0rpm. The upcoming Model S P90D will have 762 horsepower and be able to hit 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds, which could give this Mustang a run for its money. RELATED: Watch a Tesla Model S P85D Stomp a Lamborghini Aventador
Is this the beginning of the end for everyone’s favorite electric super-sedan? Will we now see a rash of videos of the Tesla Model S P85D losing to other cars at drag strips around the country? We guess we’ll find out.
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