Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous vs Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag Race

SEP 24 2016 BY MARK KANE 21

As promised, DragTimes took the new Tesla Model S P100D and a Lamborghini Huracan to the drag strip.

Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous vs Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile - DragTimes

Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous vs Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile – DragTimes

The two had already had a race against each other on an impromptu basis, but now we have a meaningful (and statistical) comparison.

Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode was able to keep the advantage for the whole 1/4 mile!

  • Tesla Model S P100D – 10.825 seconds @ 122.93 mph
  • Lamborghini Huracan – 10.843 seconds @ 127.23 mph
  • difference: 0.0922 seconds

Video Description:

Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous vs Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag Racing Battle at PBIR

“We’re the first to test out the Tesla P100D down the 1/4 mile against the Lamborghini Huracan Italian Super Car and it’s a VERY close race.

Guess the 0-60 MPH time for the P100D and Huracan, closest subscriber wins a free DragTimes T-Shirt.”

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21 Comments on "Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous vs Lamborghini Huracan 1/4 Mile Drag Race"

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Bad for the clutch, you know.

Yeah, but Lambo only used clutch abuse on launch. You can hear the RPM drop on each gear change, I suspect he took his foot off the throttle to change gears (or car did it for him). If he abused the car to the max, you’d hear the RPM go up on each gear change followed by brief burst in acceleration while the flywheel is catching up to slower tire speed.

I’d love to see some rich guy abuse the gas car to the max in racing Tesla, and in the process blowing several of them up. Yeah, you could be quicker than Tesla, but broken down car is the result.

It’s a dual clutch so he doesn’t have to take his foot off the gas.

Drag racing a Tesla (or any automatic for that matter) doesn’t seem too challenging. Please correct me if I’m wrong. What else is there to do, but floor it and keep the steering wheel straight?

Jay Cole has made the same point: That with a high performance BEV like the Tesla Model S (or X), it’s so easy to do a drag race “launch” that it’s very predictable, and takes little if any experience. In fact, at least the higher trim levels have a “launch” mode available on the screen (not sure about the lower trim levels).

So with a Tesla car, you can do a perfect launch every time, or very nearly so. Whether you see that as a good thing or a bad thing, I suppose, depends on whether or not you’re a gearhead.

Remember the Lambo is also an “automatic”.

WOW GO TESLA GO…for $148k you can defeat a $278k gas guzzler. But what is frustrating as hell is the weak EV sales only .98% of market share…pitiful we can do better.

One reason is that EVs are still perceived as green turtles, image set by Prius, iMiev, SmartED, Leaf, etc. Tesla P, i3, and SparkEV are the ones trying to excite people (top, mid, low price ranges). Hopefully, other companies will come around, not just to appease greenies by making unexciting cars.

I conduct an on-going informal poll, and most people equate EV with being green and it must be slow since “green” gas cars are slow. Their mind set is based on the existing boringness of green (true for most parts, thanks to iMiev, etc). They don’t realize you can have your cake and eat it, too. And in case of SparkEV, you can buy coffee to go with the cake with money saved.

It’s still a matter of expense and range to explain the anemic 1% adoption rate recently. Tesla is the only company competing on every front with ICE competition: price and performance, with long range capability, but they are expensive cars, so a limited audience.

Every other EV made so far suffers from price and range penalties compared to their competition. The Bolt is getting closer, but it still is about $5,000 more than comparable ‘hot hatch’ base models like Focus ST, and it doesn’t have real long range capability.

Tesla Model 3 will compete on all fronts and hopefully beat it’s ICE competition in the BMW 3 series and Audi A4 class and will hopefully break out as the first mainstream EV to sell well over 100,000 copies per year.

Off-line standing-start acceleration is literally the Tesla’s party trick, though.

You can clearly see at the 200m mark that the Lamborghini was already gaining rapidly on the Tesla, and would have easily have been in front within another 100m.

All of these “wow, look at how quick the Tesla is” posts are using standing-start quarter miles instead of 1000m runs for a very good reason – if rolling starts or the longer distance were used, even more moderately priced performance cars would blow the doors off the Tesla, once the initial traction/torque advantage of the first 50m is countered.

You do understand that supercars are catching up at speed above 100mph? If this is “supercar party trick” then that is not good enough.

Sorry,no way! It’s fairly obvious by the way way the P100D pulls on the Huracan up until it runs out of gear, that it’s the more powerful car! Another gear, and even 2000 meter runs wouldn’t save most cars!

Good thing the Tesla got there in under 11 seconds because the batteries overheat and it goes into limp mode after 12 seconds.

Overheat in 12 seconds?! Utter BS!

Have you noticed how the camera on the Tesla points backwards and the one on the Lambo points forwards?
Kinda says it all really…

Tesla with 760hp and almost 1000Nm of instand torque, no wonder it wins against the 610hp Lambo.

But it is still impressive to see how quick it is without drama.

With a gearbox the Tesla becomes really unbeatable

I think the P100D can do even better with some serious tires!

Imagine how embarrassing it will be for supercars once the better batteries, power electronics, etc. of the past few years make their way to the “Roadster 2.0”? It will really spell g-a-m-e o-v-e-r for these over-priced and over-engineered, polluting ICEs.