Tesla Model S P85D Drag Races Porsche 911 GT3 from a Roll

We’ve seen the Tesla Model S P85 D drag racing supercars on so many occasions that we lost count. Nevertheless, today we want to discuss a different Tesla-vs-supercar drag race and by that we mean a rolling start battle with a Porsche.
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The Tesla battled it out with a Porsche 911 GT3, the PDK generation and the results were... well... rather unsurprising. With the Model S losing its all-wheel-drive start advantage, the electric sedan doesn’t stand a chance in the fight with the rear-engined coupe.

Sure, in terms of sheer grunt, we are talking about 700 electric horses (691 bhp) going up against the boxer engine’s 475 hp, but it’s the scale that tells the story here.

While the 911 GT3 weighs in at 3,153 lbs (1,430 kg), the Tesla comes with a hefty 4,936 lbs (2,239 kg). Moreover, while the EV uses a single-speed transmission for its high-spinning electric motor, the Porsche relies on a lightning-fast PDK double-clutch gearbox.

Come to think of it, the Porsche 911 GT3 is the perfect representative of the internal combustion engine world.

That’s because the GT3 is one of the few Porsche badges that will indicate a naturally aspirated engine once the 991 generation’s mid-cycle revamp brings the turbocharged revolution upon us. With the launch just around the corner - it’s scheduled for Frankfurt in September - the GT3 feels more special than ever.

What if the race had been a standing start affair?

Ever since Tesla introduced the dual motor P85D, the Insane Mode, which makes the most out of the hardware, has been a deadly weapon aimed at supercars, For example, such a Tesla can keep up with a Lamborghini Aventador up to around 124 mph (200 km/h), provided the Raging Bull doesn’t use its launch control feature.

While you are reading this, Tesla is making efforts to introduce the Ludicrous Mode of the Model S to the market. We are talking about a hardware and a software upgrade, which means the sedan will be even faster.

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