Tesla Model S P100D vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Race Rematch Is a Tough Struggle

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Late last month, we showed you a Porsche 911 Turbo S that put a serious dent in the Tesla Model S' newfound drag racing hero status - despite a P100D's best sprinting efforts, it couldn't get ahead of the tuned 997 Neunelfer. And we're now back on the topic, as we have a rematch for you.
The two decided to race on a second occasion, albeit while switching the lanes - the drivers were either superstitious or wanted to see what the prepped surface change could do for them.

The latter version seems more plausible, but, regardless of the changes, the rear-engined coupe still edged ahead of the electric sedan.

Frankly, we're a bit surprised to see we're approaching mid-December and we still haven't gotten to see the promised P100D Easter Egg at work. As Elon Musk announced in November, all P100D models, already out there or brand new, are set to become even quicker.

And with the 10.6-second 1,320 feet sprint time we can expect from the over-the-air upgrade, perhaps the outcome of a battle such as the one we have here would be different.

As mentioned in the intro, the owner of the 997 Turbo S had taken the supercar down the aftermarket path. The 3.8-liter flat-six at the rear of the supercar had been gifted with a Werks airbox, as well as a Champion intercooler and a cat back exhaust supplied by the same developer, while a GIAC tune was there to manage everything.

We don't know the new output of the Porscha, but we can tell you that, in stock form, the twin-turbo unit delivered 530 hp and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft.

The Zuffenhausen machine's driver decided the all-wheel-drive was enough to manage the power, so the beast kept its road tires instead of switching to a more drag strip-friendly type of rubber. At least for now, the 911 is... safe in this configuration.

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