Tesla Model S Versus TVR Tuscan S – Drag Race Video


“Can the electric Tesla Model S beat the TVR Tuscan S in this drag race shoot-out?”

Asks Auto Express.

Seen in the video, the Tesla Model S (P85) rockets off the line into the lead, but the TVR Tuscan S just barely manages to catch up at the end of the 1,800-meter straight.

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No competition for the PP85D.


Sorry for the extra P. 🙂
Model S P85D.



It’s amazing what Tesla has been able to do with a sedan. The 0-60 times are awe inspiring. but people shouldn’t delude themselves. Tesla model S is “tuned” specifically for 0-60 performance. It can compete with these other cars at 0-60 but then steadily falls behind the rest of the race track. It’s a rocketship sedan not a race track king. Tesla was VERY wise to focus on 0-60 stats because that’s by far the best known stat for regular Joes like me. And let’s face it regular folk will never put an S on a race track. But we all accelerate 0-60 getting on the highway every day. And we all cruise at 70-80 mph every day. And we all drive in a city every day. So tesla has nailed a common guys sports use while being able to use a drag race for free publicity. It steals a lot of business from BMW M series. Mercedes AMG and Porsche. People look at that 0-60 and ask why anybody woukd ever buy the Panamera. (Answer: because sports enthusiasts love the growl of a Porsche and the handling on twisty roads. Not me, id take the Tesla) It really is… Read more »

I wonder what they could do with a revamped Roadster? 4 wheel drive on that thing on a two seater woule mean?…

How about five laps of Laguna Seca?

Who cares? Don’t you have another car for that? I wouldn’t want to risk my daily driver for a few laps around Laguna Seca.

The great part is the lack of drama making it down the track in the Tesla. The driver could’ve had a sip of his coffee before the big end of the track. The Tuscan S, a very nice car indeed, takes far more effort to make it in that length of time. Both are very nice in their own right.

Not to mention ICE vehicles have had the luxury of a development period of over 100 years. Give Tesla a 100 years to build a race car and I think we’d see a totally different outcome.
Electric power is by far and away much more linear and flexible than a typical racing ICE car.
Heck, give Tesla another 6 months and they’ll kill the competition!!