Tesla Model S P100DL Versus Ferrari 488 GTB – DragTimes Race Video

3 months ago by Electric CarsTV 11

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The Ferrari 488 GTB is one heck of a machine. Here are some details:

  • MSRP: From $245,400
  •  660 hp
  • Engine: 3.9 L V8
  • MPG: 15 city / 22 highway
  • Curb weight: 3,362 lbs

But even with all that power on tap and a relatively low curb weight, it still can’t quite run with the might Tesla Model S P100DL.

And we should note that the top-of-the-line Model S, as raced here, will shortly be getting even quicker (0-60 in 2.4s, another .1 seconds of the 1.4 mile – down to 10.6 seconds) thanks to an upcoming software update that “uncorks the full performance (Elon Musk’s words) of the all-electric car.

Video description:

“Watch the latest from Ferrari and Tesla battle it out down the drag strip during the StreetCarDrags event with the 488 GTB and P100D just a few feet apart for a photo finish at the end.”

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11 responses to "Tesla Model S P100DL Versus Ferrari 488 GTB – DragTimes Race Video"

  1. jimjonjack says:

    Imagine what would happen if Tesla was to Break the Code For “Lighter Batteries”?? These guys wouldn’t have a Snow Ball’s Chance in Hell Of Even Coming Close..Lucky for them that the Tesla Weighs 2000LBS More Than They Do.

    1. bogdan says:

      Or, permanent magnet motors, instead of induction motors. They keep constant power at high speeds. The IM can’t. It’s power is going down at high speeds.

  2. Kosh says:

    Almost looks like the Tesla hesitated at the start… that could have been the difference.

    1. Jake Brake says:

      That was the difference if you look at the slips. Ferrari driver had a faster reaction time even those it ran a slower et.

    2. John says:

      It was intentional, because in the comments they always whine that Tesla jumps the start.

  3. jimjonjack says:

    Sure Looks that way…

  4. jelloslug says:

    The Tesla driver was asleep at the wheel.

  5. John says:

    Horsepower is not a physical quantity. Power is.

    Power: 660 hp, not Horsepower: 660 hp

    Sigh..

  6. Ben says:

    The writing is on the wall….

    Teslas will dominate and retool the global auto industry

    bwahahahaha

  7. Jim says:

    So what happens when you get to a corner – not that I really car one way or the other as I’d never own either one of them. Still there’s plenty of room for improvement in the EVs, ICE has pretty much run its race from the looks of things.
    I’d like to see a EV with about 1000km range that’s about as far as I’ve ever driven without a decent night’s sleep.

  8. Enar says:

    Tesla established the ability, others are now trying to catch up. Internal combustion aside, Tesla will forever be at the top! Elon will not allow it to fall behind. The man is genius!

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