Head-To-Head: Tesla Model S P100D Versus Audi RS7 – Video


It’s probably the fairest matchup you’ll find in terms of comparable vehicles if you ignore the type of powertrain employed.

This matchup from Motor Trend features the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous versus the Audi RS7 Performance.

We all know the Model S P100D is quicker to 60 mph than the Audi RS7, but how does it stack up in some other vital categories?

Without even so much as a glimpse at the video we know the Audi wins in fit and finish, as well as interior quality (two low areas for Teslas), but what about handling? Ride comfort? Features?

Check out the video to find out how the two super sedans stack up.

Video description:

“The world’s quickest sedans battle it out on this episode of Tire Rack’s Head 2 Head.”

“The Audi RS7 and Tesla Model S have nearly identical silhouettes and are within 0.2 inch in length. They’re both all-wheel-drive, four-door, hatchback sedans with an eye toward luxury and supercar-taunting powertrains. The RS7 was the quickest four-door car MOTOR TREND had ever tested, but the Performance model adds 55 more horsepower for a total of 605 hp from its 4.0L twin-turbo V-8. The Tesla Model S P90D was even quicker, and now the P100D with Ludicrous Plus proves to be even more speedy. It is, in fact, the quickest-accelerating vehicle MOTOR TREND has ever tested—ever.”

“MOTOR TREND Senior Features Editors Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman get the two über-sedans together to see which world’s quickest sedan is better. This episode includes a special appearance by the fastest gasoline-powered car you can buy today, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S, and a whole lot of horse manure.”

Head-To-Head Matchup

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8 responses to "Head-To-Head: Tesla Model S P100D Versus Audi RS7 – Video"
  1. Terawatt says:

    That was kinda fun. Both cars are pretty crazy really, but I dig that MT gave the Tesla the win specifically because it doesn’t run on fossil fuels (while still being quicker than any oil burner).

    Beginning to get slightly nervous about the Model 3. Even if I will probably not see one in the flesh (I’m in Norway) for another year…

  2. The Model S is also more than 3X more efficient.

    How do we know the Audi RS7 has better fit and finish?

    1. I love how the Audi holds 15 bags of manure, while the Tesla holds 21 – almost 50% more.

  3. CDAVIS says:

    Got to hand it to Tesla….

    The result of this Tesla Model S vs Audi RS7 head-to-head review is the intended Mission Statement for Model S.

    1. ffbj says:

      True Dat! +1

  4. FFE 1 says:

    I love this head to head. I am sharing with my diehard German car refuters of EVs – awesome!

  5. Volt says:

    If the Tesla didnt exist, i’d want the Audi.

    But the Tesla does exist. Making the Audi inferiorly obsolete and no consideration.

  6. ffbj says:

    I wonder with auto-pilot if you could get away with, drivin’ down the highway at night, feelin’ that Wild Turkey’s bite.
    Driving While Blind, but getting away with it.
    Anyway one of the better driving songs, or which there are many, which begs the questions, will America’s love affair with cars ever end? No. Which is why Tesla will succeed,since they make the best cars.
    A circuitous route to get there, but I do, doed it.