Here we go again – the Tesla Model S P100D goes against the Ferrari 488 Spider. Dragtimes gives us a fantastic insight in ludicrous speed both cars can achieve over the course of a quarter of a mile. Bear in mind one is a family sedan with two electric motors, while the other is actually a mid-engined supercar. They cannot be more different, yet the times they achieved at the quarter of a mile race is extremely close. They differ in only 0.02 seconds.
Now, the truth is that the Model S P100D is a super quick beast, but only on the straights. Due to its heavyweight status, a rather plush suspension and a lot of electronics, the thing is not actually that good in the twisties, so the Ferrari would certainly slash it on any challenging track.
This is not the last race these two will have. Expect one after Christmas. The Tesla Model S P100D will receive an update and Elon Musk promised to make it capable of slashing through the quarter of a mile in freaking 10.6 seconds. This is right in the ballpark with the Ferrari 488 Spider, so we are curious to see if it is possible for this massive sedan to be faster than the prancing horse from Maranello.
The thing is though – the Tesla Model S P100 D performance drops a bit as the battery is depleted. The Ferrari 488 Spider, on the other hand, is only faster with less and less fuel in it. Fascinating stuff.