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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tesla Model S P85D Roasts Ferrari 550 In Unofficial Drag Race (Video)

As reported by Motor Authority: We all know the Tesla Model S P85D is one fast machine. Thanks to its dual motorsetup, the all-electric mover has a total output of 691 horsepower. Well that's not Hellcat-gloriousness, it's still pretty damn amazing. It allows the P85D to run from 0-60 mph in a tick or two over three seconds. One potential new owner recently found out what all those numbers mean in actual real-world driving.

Out testing the new P85D, the driver came across a Ferrari 550 Maranello. No slouch of an automobile, the shapely Ferrari is powered by a V-12 engine that produces nearly 500 horsepower and runs from 0-60 mph in about 4.4 seconds. That's quick, but it's not Tesla Motors quick.

The P85D quickly dispatches the Ferrari in what is a very unscientific test. Still, it shows just how insanely fast the Model S will get up and get out. Now, some of you might be saying that the 550 is an older Ferrari, and you'd be correct. That doesn't matter though, because the P85D will pretty much pace a 458 from 0 to 60, with the newer Ferrari only inching head past the 60 mark and then extending its lead.

The person who uploaded this Tesla video states that they daily drive a Lamborghini Aventador, yet find the Model S acceleration absolutely shocking. This potential owner has become a future owner, because they've stated they're ordering one. Pretty damn good marketing here for Tesla, because we want one too.