Two days ago, DragTimes uploaded a video to YouTube. First, let us say that road racing is illegal (note the blurred-out faces and license plates) and highly dangerous. Since we’re being brutally honest here, this type of on-road racing is, quite frankly, downright stupid.
But Tesla Motors promoted the video via its Facebook page and it’s a clip worth watching.
The DragTimes video shows a 2012 Tesla Model S Performance (416 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque from 0 to 5,100 rpm) clobber (0 to 110 miles per hour) a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 5.5-liter V8 with twin turbos (518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm).
We hope the spec-heavy details show why the Model S easily outgunned the Mercedes-Benz, but oddly both manufacturers list a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. Hmm. And please, don’t attempt this out on the open road.