Tesla Model S P100D vs. Nissan GT-R Drag Races Ends in Total Destruction

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Remember the times when Tesla kept delivering speedy updates for the Model S P100D? Those goodies allowed the EV to become a drag racing star. However, since the Palo Alto automaker has other things to keep it busy right now, the Model S seems to have left the stage, as drivers of internal combustion machines have simply gotten used to its sprinting trick.
Well, here we are, bringing you a fresh drag racing adventure that features a Model S P100D. And while most stunts of the sort came from the US, this adventure took place on the Old Continent.

The shenanigan we have here actually involves more than just a Model S, along with plenty of gas-powered competitors, even though we chose to focus on a race between a P100D and an R35 Nissan GT-R in the title above.

For the record, we'll mention that the electric super-sedan can play the quarter-mile game in the high-10s range.

As for the Nissan GT-R, we'll remind you this has been with us for over a decade. And while the Japanese automaker tried to keep tuners at bay when it launched the car, the aftermarket side of the industry has taken the supercar to extreme heights.

In fact, we recently showed you the new dyno world record for Godzilla, with an example of the beast delivering north of 3,000 horses at the wheels. Using a rough estimate, this means that the twin-turbo V6 heart of the beast produces about 3,500 hp at the crankshaft.

When it comes to translating such numbers into drag racing stunts, you should know that such a Nissan GT-R should be able to complete the quarter-mile stunt in the high 6s range.

"What about the half-mile runs?" we hear you asking. Well, this kind of muscle allows the Nissan halo car to go past 250 mph.

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