Tesla Model S P85D Meets Caterham 620R in Epic Internal Combustion Vs Electric Battle

Well, here's a drag race you don't see every day on YouTube channels: the Model S P85D flexing its electric muscles against the hardcore adrenaline-infusing track toy we know as the Caterham 620R.
Tesla Model S vs Caterham drag 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from YouTube
The drag race is not some impromptu battle between two random drivers, as Autocar orchestrated the mini-contest for an apparent reason: to see which vehicle is faster.

Now, the Caterham 620R is not a muscle car as those put to shame by the Model S in previously filmed brawls, but don't be quick to tag it as the underdog.

Sure, the Model S in P85D ego has the famous Insane Mode and a full stable of electric horses plus the monster instant torque of 931 Nm (687 lb-ft) making it go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3,1 seconds.

On the other side of the barricade, the Caterham 620R is far away from being a slow vehicle. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3 seconds thanks to a max torque of 297 Nm (219 lb-ft) and a weight of only 545 kilos (1,201 lbs).

Power comes from a supercharged 2.0-liter Ford Duratec plant, which will battle the Model S' dual electric motors. We won't tell you how the fight ends, because you'll have to go through the whole video to see if internal combustion engines can hold the line for long in front of the fastly developing electric alternatives.

By the way, on which car would you bet your money before clicking play on the video below?

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