Brooks from DragTimes discovers a race from the archives that he's compelled to share.

This is an interesting matchup; so much so that the guys over at DragTimes nearly forgot to put it online. Brooks tells us up front that there are a few issues to keep in mind. He says neither car had its best results. They decided at the end of the night to pit the cars against one another for a few runs. This meant that the Tesla Model S P100D was at a 65 percent charge, while the lack of track prep was causing the McLaren to spin.

Let's have a look at the numbers:

Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous

  • Dual-motor
  • All-wheel drive
  • 920 pound-feet of torque to the wheels
  • 588 horsepower to the wheels
  • 4,900 pounds
  • MSRP: $150,000
McLaren 720S
  • 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 7-speed DCT transmission
  • 3,180 pounds
  • MSRP: $331,000
In the first run, the Model S driver seems to forget he's racing, while Brooks "red lights" in the McLaren. Considering this, the results don't come as a surprise, however, you still may be a bit shocked. The second race gets off to a much more even start and it's obvious the huge difference when the 720S isn't using launch control. Still, the Model S has met its match, and while a full charge would've been nice, it doesn't seem like it would be nearly enough.

Video Description via DragTimes on YouTube:

We race the McLaren 720S vs a Tesla Model S P100D down the 1/4 mile at Palm Beach International Raceway.

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