Video: Tesla Model S P85 Versus 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo


The video all Tesla Model S fans have been waiting for has finally arrived.

Model S P85 Versus Gallardo

Model S P85 Versus Gallardo

Courtesy of DragTimes, we see, for the first time ever, a Tesla Model S P85 matched up against a Lamborghini Gallardo.

I’ll do my best to not keep your attention for long as it’s the video match-up that matters.

Here are the head-to-head specs:

  • Tesla Model S P85 – 416 hp – 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds – Top speed of 130 mph – 88 MPGe city
  • 2006 Lamborghini Gallard0 – 520 hp – 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 second – Top speed of 192 mph – 9 MPG city

This is a rolling start, which likely favors the Lamborghini since it doesn’t have all of its torque available at 0 rpm like the Model S does.

Enjoy!!!  (As always we do not endorse or encourage driving outside the legal limit)

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11 Comments on "Video: Tesla Model S P85 Versus 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo"

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Don’t mean to be disparaging, but are these thinly-veiled factory videos? I say that because we’re up to about 30 videos against various cars.

I’m with you on this one. I’m surprised this blog turned into a safety debate, and it didn’t ferret out more readers who are burned out on ‘Model S vs. ____’ videos. It’s a land rocket. It’s faster than a speeding bullet. We know these things. I would like to hear what demographic wants more of these videos. Model S owners? Noobs? I tune into these just to read the comments, in hopes of answering this question. To confess I was amazed at the first couple I watched. Noobs probably…

Maybe Tesla is working on a new slogan.

Tesla: Saving the Earth from global warming, one drag race at a time.

But seriously, does InsideEVs really want to encourage racing on public streets?

Thank you Cheryl for bringing up this valid point. Despite the disclaimer at the end of the article, posting videos like this only glorifies this dangerous, irresponsible, and illegal activity.

This “race” was not nearly as reckless as many of them. You’ve got an empty stretch of freeway; two cars accelerate to a high speed then slow back down. I think this is pretty tame.

With any speed contest on public roads, the possibility of injury or death to innocent bystanders exists. This activity should be limited to the controlled environment of a sanctioned racing facility.

I think the hundreds of thousands of teens texting and driving (above the speed limit no doubt) is a more legitimate concern than one responsible-looking 8 second drag race on a quiet road. Both drivers were obviously paying full attention to what they were doing. Can the same be said for the millions of freeway drivers doing 80+ in DENSE traffic?
Granted, not everyone has the good judgement that these guys do, but kids/adults are gonna be dangerous no matter what we say or do.

Aside from the “don’t encourage reckless behavior” comment, I have no idea what was happening in this video. Who won? Was that the tesla on the right?

The loud lambo was on the right….


I think from a stand still the Telsa would have won, but i guess it depends on the length of the track.
I look forward to the day when 2 plug-ins drag each other. (prob better on a track though)
(and yes, I’ve seen the Volt vs. Leaf race)

Model S vs. Rimac Concept One would be nice to see. Concept One should win pretty easily though.