Tesla Model S P85D Versus Australia’s Fastest Four-Door Sedans – Race Video

OCT 14 2015 BY MARK KANE 12

Tesla Model S P85D went Insane in Australia

Tesla Model S P85D went Insane in Australia

Tesla Model S is so overpowered these days that CarAdvice had to pull out of the garage Australia’s fastest four-door sedans to compete weith the S.

First is the Walkinshaw Performance W507

“The Walkinshaw Performance W507 is a modified version of Australia’s fastest standard car, the HSV GTS. It makes 507kW of power and 850Nm of torque (that’s 680hp).”

CarAdvice then wheeled out the Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore V8 Supercar:

“The Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore V8 Supercar is a stripped out race car that competes in the Australian touring car series. It makes over 474kW of power (that’s over 635hp) and weighs just 1400kg with the driver. It’s capable of over 300km/h.”

Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore V8 Supercar

Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore V8 Supercar

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Great fun Video from Down Under.

There’s a new Supercar in town

For a second or 2 I thought the Tesla was actually TURNING in that race (looking at the picture) and for a second or two I thought hu.. ho…, did Tesla actually fix their cars ? No…ok never mind.

Driving for 10 seconds in a straight line is not a race.

Americans seem to think it is.

sometimes they are wrong.

It is a race, just a short one. Its like the 100 meter dash is not a race simply because it is short.

The is a thing in motorsports called a “drag race”. The rules are that the car that gets from the starting line to the finish line at some distance down a straight run first wins.

I have to admit I was a bit disappointed to, they had 3 good cars for comparison and a race car driver why didn’t they set a lap time for each car? Probably for fear of the tesla going into a reduced power mode. I would think the tesla would do ok and probably not go into a reduced power mode. Have people taken Tesla’s to track days, how do they do?

This is apparently only “Insane” mode. I wonder what “Ludicrous” mode would be?

After that first run, I was thinking “Oh, well, of course the other guy lost. He’s driving an automatic. Ok, so maybe it’s got one of those fancy new dual-clutch transmissions that accelerate as well as a manual while leaving the driver to not have to do any work. I was about to look up that particular model online when…

Well, s***. A pro race car driver with a sequential gearbox. I guess *that* doesn’t matter then!

It is all about traction.

Now, if we do some corners, then it will be a completely different result.

With that said, Tesla model S still is the quickest street drag race king that money can buy.