Tesla Model S 70D Versus Lexus IS-F – Drag Race Video


Race Time!

Race Time!

The video description (below) basically tells the whole story, but we should point out that this is a one-half-mile race (not the Model S’ specialty), and not your more typical 1/4-mile drag race.

All Electric Tesla ModelS 70D Takes on a Lexus IS F in a Half Mile Drag Race!

Tesla Model S 70D Base MSRP $76,000 –
328hp 406ftlbs for 230 miles
AWD 4,608 lbs
Electric Motors: 259hp Front & 259hp Rear with a 70 kWh lithium-ion Battery
Top Speed: 140 MPH

Lexus IS-F: Base MSRP $60,000 –
416 hp 371 ftlbs – 5.0-liter V-8
23MPG – 8 Speed Auto RWD 3780 lbs
Top Speed: 170 MPH

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13 Comments on "Tesla Model S 70D Versus Lexus IS-F – Drag Race Video"

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An unsurprising result.


Hey, these guys were smart enough to race on a closed track. Bravo!

It looks like a closed/decomissioned airport runway.


Yes, the promoter Shift-S3ctor created a branded event called Airstrip Attack who “brings racing off the streets and into safe and legal environments to test cars and race opponents”


1/2 Mile races are Tesla’s worst nightmare. They are much better suited to 1/8 mile races. The Hi Perf ICE cars are pulling high RPMs on taller gears with minimal shifting at high speeds right in their powerband.

“1/2 Mile races are Tesla‚Äôs worst nightmare.”

You’re forgetting about the Texas Mile.

Not surprised.. IS-F picking on Tesla’s bottom of the totem pole.. would love to see how it does against a p85 or p90D, would not even use Insane or Ludicrous mode (depending on which car it is) so as to not embarrass it further..

It would be the same result, the Tesla would lose.

The ISF is slow in comparison to most of ultra performance sedans out right now. A good indicator of how a car will do in the 1/2 mile is its quarter mile trap speed. The car with the higher trap speed will generally be at a considerable advantage in the 1/2 mile+. My modified BMW ran 132 in the quarter mile, and easily did 150 mph in the half. A 117mph trap speed P90D just can’t keep up with a 122mph M5/E63/RS7 at speeds above 60mph.

Seems like a lot of effort to arrive at the obvious conclusion that should be known to any car guy old enough to have a driver’s license.

I’d still rather own the Model S. No gas needed, no gas-engine related maintenance required such as oil changes, no stealership hassles to deal with, stellar safety ratings.

Plus it’s not like you’re going to be driving 135+ mph every day anyway.

Apparently you don’t drive around here. (kidding)

nice ass