Tesla Model S P100D Versus Acura NSX – Race Video

2 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 16

Can the all-new 2017 Acura NSX give the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus Mode a real run for its money?

This may be one of the best matchups yet. Of course, the Acura NSX is not a pure-electric car, but it uses three electric motors in combination with its 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. The engine is paired with a slick-shifting nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The NSX’ all-wheel-drive setup churns out 573 horsepower and is capable of a sub-three second zero-to-60-mph sprint and a 191 mph top speed. The electric motors make for instant acceleration until the twin-turbo kicks in with its seamless transmission.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S P100D vs. Acura NSX

The all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P100D uses two electric motors and a single gear. It delivers 588 horsepower and 920 pound-feet of torque to the wheels.

In terms of weight, the Model S rings in at 4,900 lbs. to the NSX’ 3,800.

The Tesla will cost you $150,000, while the Acura prices out at $190,000.

The results of the two races are surely interesting. What is the difference between the first race and the second? Why are the results so inconsistent? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Video Description via DragTimes on YouTube:

Watch the world’s quickest new Acura NSX take on a Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus Mode down the 1/4 mile at Palm Beach International Raceway. Can the NSX with 3 electric motors along with a 3.5L Twin Turbocharged V6 and a 9 speed dual clutch transmission take down the Tesla?

We have two heads up races with multiple angles along with full VBOX performance data for the Acura NSX during these runs.

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16 responses to "Tesla Model S P100D Versus Acura NSX – Race Video"

  1. WARREN says:

    The Acura”s road course laptime isn’t too shabby at all either.

  2. mx says:

    The Acura has a 9 speed transmission.
    Interruption’s of power to shift.

  3. oldman says:

    Do you remember the time when cars had 3 gears and then added the 4th “overdrive” gear? The only thing that had 10 gears were fancy race bikes and semis. Ah, the good old days.

    1. WARREN says:

      Just like the 200R4 in my Buick Grand National, lol.

  4. Skippy says:

    During the 2nd race the telsa did not launch immediately like the NSX did and as a result lost the race.

    1. john j says:

      The tesla won the second race too. Lower ET is the winner, not who crosses the line first.

      1. mx says:

        The sheet says: Left First: .3288 seconds.
        The Acura won the second race.

  5. El Fantastico says:

    Questions: Why was the Tesla charged to only 75%? What was the state of charge of the NSX? Was the Tesla driver “sleeping” on the 2nd race (poor start)? 😉

    1. floydboy says:

      I think that was Brooks being nice.

  6. G2 says:

    Doesn’t the P100D have three electric motors (1 foward and 2 aft)?

    1. Steven Loveday says:

      No. It’s just dual-motor.

    2. ffbj says:

      Your’e thinking of the Roadster.

  7. john j says:

    The tesla won the second race too. Lower ET is the winner, not who crosses the line first.

    1. EVShopper says:

      uh, no. In a race, the person to cross the line first wins. How often do you see a foot race where a runner can stay on the starting blocks longer than anyone else, a finish last over the line, but still be considered the winner?

  8. Mister G says:

    A 2 seater sportscar versus a 4 door family hauler WOW

  9. Please stop showing drag races any one can go in a straight line…try this


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