Can the supercar beat the electric sedan?
The Tesla Model S P100D is riding high after winning the latest running of Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race against automotive heavyweights like the Ferrari 488 GTB and Porsche 911 Turbo S. For an even bigger test, DragTimes now challenges the American-made electric sedan against a McLaren 720S, which produces 710 horsepower (529 kilowatts) from the factory – although dyno results point to McLaren underrating the published output.
DragTimes’ video shows three tests of the Tesla versus the McLaren: two from a complete stop and one from a roll. Each time, the Model S jumps to an early lead from the instant torque available from its electric motors. To avoid any spoilers, watch the clip to see the winner of each round.
The 720S will only become quicker in the future because McLaren will eventually add a higher performance Long Tail variant to the range as a successor to the 675LT. The company would slice weight off the coupe and likely boost the output from the 4.0-liter biturbo V8.
The Model S is also likely to gain performance, though. Tesla continually upgrades its products both through new hardware and optimized software.
Source: Drag Times via YouTube