"Drag race between Tesla Model S P85+ vs. BMW M5 E60 V10 on a 1/4 mile strip in Iceland."
And the winner is...
By the numbers, the V10 BMW M5 has the Tesla Model S P85 easily beat in terms of raw horsepower, but in the real world, numbers aren't all that matters.
BMW M5 E60 V10
500 HP at 7,750 RPM
383 pound-feet Of torque at 6,100 RPM
Redline 8,250 RPM
Notice how high the RPMs must be for the BMW M5 to achieve max figures? That alone puts it at a distinct disadvantage to the Model S.
The Model S wins this one...with ease. In fact, off the line it downright embarrasses the M5.