"Tesla Model S races a GT500 Shelby Ford Mustang at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado at almost 6,000 feet above sea level."

And the winner is?

Well, the Tesla Model S definitely grabs the lead right off the line, but then the 662 horsepowers in the the GT500 take over.

The Model S shouldn't be able to run with the GT500 and for the most part it can't, but seeing the electric get such a BIG early lead speaks volumes for what instant torque provides you with—a vehicle capable of beating almost everything out there in stoplight-to-stoplight dashes.