Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Mercedes C63S AMG 

JUN 26 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 8

European twin-turbo V8 power takes on Tesla Ludicrous electric torque.

How will this race end? Let’s have a look at the competitors. In one corner, we have a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D. In the other corner sits a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63S AMG Coupe.

The Model S is good for 588 rear-wheel horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. The C63S commands 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque with its twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 engine. To get this version of Tesla’s flagship sedan, you’re looking at a whopping $134,500. The Merc has a base price of $76,495.

The Model S is wearing lightweight wheels, but has no further modifications. The Mercedes AMG Coupe isn’t modified. The MB obviously jumps the gun considerably off the line. Does it make a difference? Interestingly, the cars end up with the same trap speed. Check out the video to see the final results.

Video Description via Road Test TV on YouTube:

Drag Race between a 2017 Tesla P 100D, and a 2018 Mercedes C63S. This Tesla made 588 RWHP and 900 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. The Mercedes C63S is powered by 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 which makes 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Tesla is all electric and all-wheel drive and has a base MSRP of $135,000 USD. The base price of the Mercedes C63 is $76,495.

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8 Comments on "Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Mercedes C63S AMG "

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(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

“The Tesla is all electric and all-wheel drive and has a base MSRP of $135,000 USD. The base price of the Mercedes C63 is $76,495”

Right on! Finally the price as tested!

As for the drag…….Meh.

The C63 AMG is more of a competitor of the Model 3 P version than the Model S P100D.

True. And the standard rear wheel drive LR Model 3 has done a 13.3 second 1/4 compared to the C63s’s 12.3 second run. No doubt the Model 3 P can shave more than a second off that time.

Just ordered the Model 3 Performance (M3P) today – loaded with all goodies except FSD for a total price of $75K including $1K extra for Obsidian Black paint and $5K for Enhanced Autopilot (EAP). That’s still a few thousand lower than the base C63S and possibly better acceleration. The M3P has performance brakes so it should do better around the curves. Plus continuously improving software and EAP. It’s a steal at this price.

Timmy is jealous of Tim. Not my real name, but still. 🙂

The Mercedes got the quicker start, even …

“The MB obviously jumps the gun considerably off the line”, nope the Tesla is just late to start.

Spot on. In fact both drivers were rather slow to react to the green light