Tesla Model S P85D Races Lamborghini Aventador, Tesla Goes to Racer’s Mom

Remember the guy who raced the twin-engined Tesla Model S against a Ferrari and a Lamborghini Aventador? He only filmed the Prancing Horse race, but the man explained he was expecting delivery of his own P85D for Christmas. Well, now he’s back with the video. It’s just that his delivery included another drag race with an Aventador, which, by the way, also happens to belong to him.
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With the V12 supercar skipping the Thrust Mode (launch control in Raging Bull language) in order for the Tesla to stand a chance, the race was a rather juicy one.

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 yet

Due 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.

The funny side

There’s more to this video than the race and we’re referring to the funny sides of the clip. We’ll start with the disclaimer and the censored speed limit. Moving on, we have to explain the 691 hp Tesla Model S P85D is moving on to become the daily driver of the racer’s mother, not before being used to drag race a Ferrari 458 Italia. Stay tuned, we’ll bring you that clip soon.

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