UPDATE: Tesla Model S P100D vs Lamborghini Huracan 1/4-Mile Drag Race Gets Tough

Tesla Model S P100D vs. Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag Racing 4 photos
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Tesla Model S P100D vs. Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag RacingTesla Model S P100D vs. Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag RacingTesla Model S P100D vs. Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag Racing
Back on Monday, we gave you the first Tesla Model S P100D racing video, with the just-upgraded EV going up against a Lamborghini Huracan. The street race obviously wasn't exactly the instrumented kind of battle and our comments section instantly translated into "Internet wrath".
Well, we're back on the topic to bring you a much safer and more scientifical race involving the two machines. The Model S P100D met the Huracan at the drag strip and we have the footage to prove it.

The shenanigan took place at the Palm Beach International Raceway. Of course, the location doesn't just mean we get a proper start and numbers at the end of the fight. On top of that, the prepped surface also means these cars can make the most out of their all-wheel-drive take-off.

We don't want to ruin the fun delivered by this comparison, but we can't refrain from dropping at least one number here. So what can we do?

OK, we'll go ahead and tell you that, at the end of the 1,320 feet sprint, the difference between the electric sedan and the mid-engined supercar was 0.0922 seconds. For the record, that's far less than the time it could've taken any of the drivers to blink.

Of course, not everybody will drag race their Model S P100D against an Italian exotic. Some will duke it out with German supercars, while others will steer clear of such adventures altogether. But the ideal is that the Palo Alto automaker has finally managed to deliver pure supercar performance for a drag race.

Tesla matters aside, this makes us wonder about the performance of the future Porsche Mission E, which, in many aficionados' opinion, will dominate any Tesla in terms of overall performance (but also fall into a different price bracket). However, since Zuffenhausen's first EV will reach production by 2020, we have some serious waiting to do before getting our answer.

Update:Here's the Tesla Model S P100D duking it out with a Nissan GT-R on the same drag strip.

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