The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery

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  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    Those days when we use to think of EV's as milk floats or golf carts are long gone. Today, cars like the Tesla Model S can easily give most million-dollar hypercars a run for their money
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    In today's showdown, the Plaid takes on Porsche flagship 918. The Plaid famously produces 1020 hp and 1050 lb-ft of torque from its trim motor setup. It tips the scales 4766 lbs
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    Porsche's flagship hypercar meanwhile features a 4.6 L hybrid engine that produces 887 hp and 639 lb-ft of torque. It is considerably lighter than the Tesla coming in at 3715 lbs
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    A La Ferrari was also set to take part, however the presenters decided that it was far too valuable and the other two cars already had chipped windshields, so that was that
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    With that the pair line up for round one. We can't be sure if the Plaid was set to its most aggressive drag strip mode
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    Now despite being close to 1000 lbs heavier, the Model S Plaid was gone
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    The Porsche meanwhile struggle dot out its power down, despite having AWD traction
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    The Plaid humbles the 918 in the most undramatic fashion, taking round one
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    They decide to stage a second round, with the Porsche now set to manual mode. But, off the line, we saw a repeat of what happened in round one
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    The Plaid once again built a giant lead over the 918
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    However, it hit a limited at 164 mph and wouldn't go any faster
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
    This time round, the pair went beyond the 1/4 mile and the Porsche eventually caught the Tesla and got past it doing 185 mph, just around the 1/2 mile mark
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
  • The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed - gallery
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