The 691 hp electric sedan took the lead while the 691 hp Aventador was in first (0-50 mph) and second gear (50-80 mph), but once the Lambo hit third gear and reached 80 mph, it started pulling away in a serious manner. Yep, you can’t beat that 900 lbs (400 kg) difference.
The footage also reveals the acceleration pauses of the internal combustion engine vehicle - while the one-ratio EV accelerates without any interruption, you can easily see how the gearshifts delay the Aventador’s process. Mind you, the Lamborghini was in Sport model, not in the neck-snapping Corsa mode.
Don’t jump to serious conclusions just yetDue to all the details above, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions all that fast. Perhaps it’s best if you take this as pure enterntainment. The way in which the owner describes the race should help with that:
“With the Tesla, it felt like a 50-lb person was laying flat on your face and chest and stays [does this reference mean the clip will be banned in the UK?] that way for a few seconds. The way the Aventador feels is like being a boat on strong waves and you keep rocking back and forth between the gear shifts. And at each gear shift, you feel like you're being tugged very heavily or kicked in the back from behind (depending on how you want to view it). The Tesla felt more like you're being dropped from the second floor and except you're falling horizontally and not vertically. They're two completely different feelings of acceleration.”