Tesla Model S Shames Ferrari F12 In A Drag Race (Video)

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Originally published on the EV Annex blog

In the midst of many cool Tesla races, a video clip of a 1/4-mile drag race between a Tesla Model S P100D and Ferrari F12 displays yet another insult to the internal combustion engine — this pricey Italian exotic was at the mercy of an all-electric family sedan. But, there was no mercy.

The Tesla Model S Performance is the world’s quickest 0–60 mph production car, clocking in at just 2.3 seconds. And with the launch of a Tri-Motor Plaid variant sometime later this year, expect that time to be shaved down a little further.

Credit to Matteo Valenza (Note: The race starts at 1 minutes and 35 seconds in)

It’s not the first time that the 6.5L V12 Ferrari F12 has challenged a Tesla. As you can see, the Ferrari F12 was also defeated by a Tesla Model 3 Performance in 200M and 400M drag races on this abandoned airport runway.

The specs of the Ferrari F12 (see table below) show that it is ~1360 lb lighter with more torque than the Model S P100D. However, the Ferrari lacks the instant torque that helped the electric beast win this race in such a ferocious manner.

Tesla Model S Performance vs. Ferrari F12 performance specs comparison.Tesla Model S Performance vs. Ferrari F12 performance specs comparison (Source: Tesla / Ferrari)

The reign of ICE sports cars always winning at the track is certainly starting to fade away. Some automakers have realized this early — Porsche, for instance, made a smart move introducing its new Taycan EV. Can it rival the performance of a Tesla? Well, it has already challenged the Tesla Model S P100D multiple times and the clear winner isn’t too clear … yet.


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Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar Ali writes for X Auto about Tesla and electric vehicles. A true car enthusiast since his childhood, he covers his stories with an utmost passion, which is now guided by the mission towards sustainability. He also writes about tech stuff at UXTechPlus.com occasionally. Iqtidar can easily be reached on Twitter @IqtidarAlii (DM open for tips, feedback or a friendly message) or via email: iqtidar@xautoworld.com.

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