The Tesla Model S P100D seems to be pretty darn quick on the half-mile too.
The Tesla Model S P100D is pretty much a legend on the quarter mile,
dominating powerhouse ICE cars that are far beyond its class and price point
on a consistent basis. Recently, however, a Tesla Model S P100D with
Ludicrous+ just proved that the powerhouse EV could be just as formidable on
the half-mile as it is on the quarter mile, humiliating a modified Ferrari
FF in a series of drag and rolling races.
The Model S P100D’s feat was uploaded by YouTube’s resident no-nonsense drag
race enthusiast, DragTimes. Over the past few months, DragTimes has pitted
his Model S P100D against numerous powerhouse supercars, and most of the
time, the EV has come out on top. So far, the only stock car that has
completely decimated the Tesla was DragTimes’ own McLaren 720S, which
definitively dominated the EV on a series of drag and rolling races.
This time around, DragTimes’ owner, Brooks, found yet another supercar to
challenge the insanely quick EV — the Ferrari FF. The Ferrari FF is no joke,
as the grand tourer is equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 engine that makes 651
hp and 504 ft-lbs of torque. The FF also boasts a 7-speed dual-clutch
transmission and all-wheel drive.
The ICE supercar did not come to the race on its stock form, too, as the
owner of the Ferrari FF equipped his vehicle with an iPE exhaust and custom
ANKRY wheels. Overall, the Ferrari FF’s mods definitely made the ICE
powerhouse look and sound more aggressive, making the car’s V12 engine even
more daunting on the road ...
The Tesla Model S P100D is equipped with a lot of power too, however. Thanks
to its twin electric motors and Ludicrous+ mode, the Model S P100D is
capable of tapping into its 920 ft-lbs of torque instantly, which allows the
vehicle to gain instant acceleration. The Tesla, just like the Ferrari FF,
has all-wheel drive.
As could be seen in the race between the EV and the ICE supercar, however,
the Tesla Model S P100D completely outclassed the V12 supercar. Even when
the race passed the quarter-mile mark, the Tesla still kept going,
establishing and maintaining its lead against the Ferrari FF. This is quite
interesting, especially since the Tesla Model S P100D is not as formidable
in the half-mile as it is on the quarter mile.