As far as annoyance antagonism goes, here’s a absolutely abundant match-up amid the world’s quickest four-door saloon, the Tesla Model S, and Australia’s finest V8 brawlers.Even admitting the Model S P85D has afresh been abolished by the P90D and its Ludicrous Mode, we’re still talking about one actively fast electric car. The P85D will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in aloof 3.3 abnormal and with all-wheel drive at its disposal, you should feel appealing assured back antagonism adjoin two rear-wheel apprenticed V8 saloons.
Welcome again to Victoria’s Winton Raceway in Australia area the guys from Caradvice put the P85D to the analysis in a abbreviate beeline band dart adjoin not aloof any HSV GTS, but one from Walkinshaw Performance, acceptable for 507 kW (680 HP) – consistent in a 100 km/h (62 mph) dart time of aloof over 4 seconds.
You apperceive how this goes. The Model S is about angry back launching, so in adjustment to cantankerous the accomplishment band afore it does, you charge to accomplish abiding you’ve got affluence of amplitude to comedy bolt up with. Unfortunately, the beeline they acclimated wasn’t about continued abundant for the HSV GTS to alpha clawing at the Tesla’s advantage.
But what about a added action activated opponent? Next up we get to see the P85D booty on a 650 HP Holden Commodore V8 Supercar – which admitting actuality bottomward on power, weighs aloof 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs). That’s always beneath than the Tesla’s 2,107 kg (4,647 lbs).
All the V8 Supercar’s disciplinarian (Supercheap Auto Racing’s own Tim Slade) has to do is administer the car’s wheelspin off the band so that the Tesla’s AWD arrangement and burning torque won’t calculation as abundant as they would normally.
But it’s time to see for yourselves who the ultimate champ here.
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