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Watch A Tesla Model S P90D Race A Boeing 737

Originally published on EV Obsession.

I can honestly say that I’ve never thought about which would win in a race between a Tesla Model S P90D and a Boeing 737 (yes, a jet plane). Apparently, though, there are some people out there who wanted to know what would happen if the two were to race, rather than just speculate on the matter.

So without further ado, here’s a video of the Tesla Model S P90 D versus Boeing 737 race. Enjoy.

Green Car Reports explains:

We already know Tesla Motors’ Model S P90D is a quick car. In fact, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, it’s currently the quickest four-door car in production.

But how does it compare with a Boeing 737, which produces as much as 52,000 pounds of thrust at takeoff? Well, you’re about to find out. The folks at Australian airline Qantas teamed up with Tesla for a little promotional stunt. The end result is this video showing a drag race between the 737 and the Model S, which happened recently at Avalon Airport located outside the Australian city of Melbourne.

As you’ll see in the video, the Model S is the clear early winner on the ground. However, it’s eventually taken over by the 737 moments before the big jet gets airborne. That’s because the 737’s takeoff speed is 140 knots (161 mph), which is higher than the Model S’s top speed. The P90D is the current performance flagship for the Model S. It features a 90-kilowatt-hour battery and an electric motor at each axle. The motor at the front produces 259 horsepower while the one at the rear produces 503 horses.

The Tesla Model S P90D seems likely to soon be replaced, considering the persistent rumors of a P100D version of the Model S. I wonder what the specs for the P100D will be like?

Reprinted with permission.

 

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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