It may be the fastest ever production electric vehicle but it’s still no match for a true supercar.
We’re talking about the Tesla Model S P85D which has been recently put to the test against a McLaren 650S Spider. The two vehicles have went against each other several times, on a highway, and the races have been captures on GoPro cameras. Be warned, if you are a fan of the Tesla Model S P85D and you think that this can out smoke just about any exotic car out there, don’t click the play button because it will ruin your weekend!
The Tesla Model S P85D has been officially presented to the public at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle has an electric motor in the rear, rated at 470 HP, and another electric motor in the front, generating 211 HP. The total output produced stands at an impressive 691 HP (515 kW) and the peak torque is 930 Nm (687 lb-ft). From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), this needs just 3.3 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The McLaren 650S Spider, on the other hand, is the convertible version of the 650S. The model has been unveiled last year, in Geneva, and it is sharing the same chassis as its predecessor, the 12C Spider, along with the 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine, which is now capable of putting down a total of 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), it can accelerate in just 3 seconds and top speed stands at 333 km/h (207 mph).