Another day, another drag-race featuring the Tesla P85D going head-to-head with a “supercar.” Since these races seem to be so popular with our readers — and also since CEO Elon Musk himself linked to the video via his Twitter account — it seems worth doing a quick recount of events here.
This drag race was put together by a Dutch magazine, and involved a McLaren 650 S going up against the P85D. Going up against, and losing, that is.
Tesla P85D (assembled in Tilburg) beats 650 hp MacLaren from 0 to 150km/h in Dutch magazine test http://t.co/HKbOyFgUzi
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 10, 2015
That driver doesn’t seem to be all that happy, does he?
Here’s an excerpt explaining the race from the magazine’s website (via a translation program):
Can an electric car like the Tesla Model S P85D chopped making a supercar such as the McLaren 650 S at a stoplight sprint? Yes! Werner Budding took the acid test and challenged a typical lease car driver with a Tesla to take on a brutal McLaren supercar like this.
The headline for the article is apparently “Ultimate stoplight sprint: Electric car makes mincemeat of supercar.”
A bit theatrical, but I like it. 🙂
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