Sportauto put a Tesla Model S P85D against a Radical RXC Turbo 500 in the 1/4 mile drag race.

For folks like us, it's not that important whether Tesla wins or loses against a race machine, but the fact that after years of deriding electric cars by petrol heads, we see an electric car against an internal combustion engine race car.

And moreover, an electric family sedan against a racer.

It's a pleasure to see that the results are comparable:

  • Radical RXC Turbo 500 - 11.4 seconds @ 212 km/h (132 mph)
  • Tesla Model S P85D - 11.9 seconds @ 180 km/h (112 mph)
Most of the petrol heads probably don't realize yet what EVs will be able to do against ICE racers in the next decade.