Compare that to the most advanced electric car of the moment and the MX-5 begins to look like a champion of its class. A Tesla Model S running in the same conditions only manages to pull a 12.72-second run at 102 mph.
Of course, the differences between the two are quite obvious. The Mazda is a race car with drag radials and a stripped down interior. Meanwhile, the Tesla has seating for a whole family, is very quiet and can make the 100 mile journey back home without the need of a trailer.
Should are title have said "Electric Miata Built to Race Humiliates Tesla in Drag Race?" Well, no. Since his company started out with the Elise-based Roadster, Elon Musk surely appreciates this sort of project and might even get a few crazy ideas.
Imagine a world where the pits of the drag strip are covered in solar panels to charge a never-ending barrage of tire smoke and adrenaline. That wouldn't be too bad, now would it?!