It’s an all-out brawl of America’s foremost performance cars, pitting the 691 HP, pure-electric Tesla Model S P85D against nearly everything else with an American badge and a V8 under the hood – plus a Nissan and a Mitsubishi.
Spoiler: the Tesla P85D dominates.
This video, uploaded to the Tesla Racing Channel on YouTube, shows a series of six runs from the Tesla P85D, where it faces off against some truly formidable foes: a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Nissan Z, ProCharger-equipped Dodge SRT8 Charger, Chevrolet Corvette C7 (Z51), Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, and finally, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Of all those high-powered beasts, only the Hellcat manages to beat the Tesla P85D to the trap – at the end of the day, after the battery had lost most of its charge.
What’s equally impressive is the consistency that the Tesla P85D manages here; out of six total runs, the car’s quarter-mile times only vary from 11.596 seconds at the quickest, to 11.807 seconds at the slowest (against the Hellcat).
Scaring the pants off of some unsuspecting person in the passenger’s seat with its mountains of virtually silent torque: that’s one thing. But that in the course of a day, the Tesla P85D manages to handily defeat so many high-powered, formidable pieces of metal is truly worthy of our praise and awe.