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Tesla Model S shames Ferrari F12 in a drag race


A short video of a 1/4-mile drag race between the Tesla Model S P100D and the Ferrari F12 surfaced on YouTube showing the sheer insult of the internal combustion sports car by the hands of a fully electric family sedan.

Tesla Model S Performance is the world’s quickest 0-60 mph production car with just 2.3 seconds, and with the launch of a Tri-Motor Plaid variant sometime later this year this time will be shoved off even further.

It is not the first time that the 6.5L V12 Ferrari F12 has challenged the Teslas, late last year it was even defeated by a Tesla Model 3 Performance in 200M and 400M drag races on an abandoned airport runway.

The specs of the Ferrari F12 (see table 1.1) show that it is ~1360 lbs lighter, has more torque compared to the Model S P100D but lacks the instant torque that helped our electric sedan win this race with flying colors.

OptionsTesla Model S P100DFerrari F12
Battery-Pack/Engine100 kWh Performance Version6.5L V12
DrivetrainDual Motor Performance AWDRear-Wheel-Drive (RWD)
TransmissionSingle Speed Clutchless 10:1Reduction Gear7-speed automatic
0-60 mph2.3s (with Cheetah Stance)2.9s
Top speed163 mph (262 km/h)211 mph (340 km/h)
Launch controlLudicrous+ ModeN/A
Horsepower588 hp (438 kW)731 hp @ 8,250 rpm (545 kW)
Max.Torque920 lb-ft (1,247 Nm) @ Instant508 lb·ft @ 6,000 rpm (689 N·m)
Curb weight4,960 lbs (2,250 kg)3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Starting Price (USD)$94,990$327,000
Table 1.1: Tesla Model S Performance vs. Ferrari F12 performance specs comparison. Source: Tesla / Ferrari.

The reign of ICE sports cars always winning at the track is certainly starting to fade away. Some automakers have realized this early — Porsche, for instance, made a smart move introducing its new Taycan EV. Can it rival the performance of a Tesla? Well, it has already challenged the Tesla Model S P100D multiple times and the clear winner isn’t too clear… yet.



By Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

One reply on “Tesla Model S shames Ferrari F12 in a drag race”

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