Video: Tesla Model S Versus Jaguar F Type S


We’ve now seen the Tesla Model S pitted against all sorts of formidable competitors.  9 times out of 10, the Model S wins.

Model S Races Jaguar F Type S

Model S Races Jaguar F Type S

But what happens when the Model S meets the Jaguar F-Type S on a rain-soaked airfield in northern Europe?

In this US versus British matchup, the numbers show that the Model S (416 hp and 0 to 62 in 4.4 seconds) should smoke the F-Type S (380 hp and 0 to 62 in 4.9 seconds), but does it play out according to the numbers?

Watch the video and you’ll soon find out.

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10 Comments on "Video: Tesla Model S Versus Jaguar F Type S"

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Looks like they got up to about 125mph.

Classic EV grin just after launch 🙂

I love Jags it is a shame that the CEO still as sleep with EVs or at lest plug in Jags.

They need to make a PHEV Land Rover Evoque. That cute ute was made to be electric! 🙂

Understand that they may not have the R&D capability, but they can license the technology from Mitsubishi and tweak away. Many people would be drooling and waiting in line for one.

I couldn’t agree more. The Evoque is the coolest thing I’ve seen in ages. As much as I hate BMWs, it looks right now that I’m probably going to buy an I3 when it gets to the states because it does what I’ve been wanting for ages and looks kind of cool in my opinion. However, if there was anything close electric wise that looked like an Evoque, I’d cut off my arm for one.

Ya thats a .5 second difference LOL

It’s a Drag.

Reaction time and traction can make a huge difference when two vehicles are close in performance specs. 🙂

The Tesla guy actually cheats by a fair margin. I’d say about 0.6s too early start.
But I can sort of live with making the idiots at Jaguar look bad 🙂

What looks like a .6 second cheat is actually the difference between the Tesla’s instant torque and the IC engine and gear combination of not-so-instant torque!!