It's a road race of sorts and we're never inclined to endorse such dangerous and illegal actions.

But a Tesla Model S is involved, so we figure why not air it here.

This video, captured by DragTimes, shows a 2013 Tesla Model S Performance trying to chase down a 2013 BMW M5.

The Tesla is outmatched here, as it sports "only" 416 hp, compared to the M5's 560 hp, courtesy of a 4.4-liter V8 with twin turbos.

The M5 rips from 0 to 60 mph in around 3.7 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 8.4 seconds and covers the quarter mile in 11.9 at 120-plus mph.

Those aren't figures that the Model S can contend with, not even the Performance version.

Still, it's interesting to see how the Model S fares from a high-speed roll, especially when it's up against one of the quickest and fastest sedans ever made.