Tesla Model S P85D vs Mercedes E63s AMG 1/4 Mile Drag Racing

January 23rd, 2015

Tesla-Model-S-P85D-vs-Mercedes-E63s-AMGHere is some great video from the recent StreetCarDrags event of the record setting Tesla Model S P85D going heads up against a Mercedes E63s AMG.   The Tesla’s dual motors, instant torque (dyno sheet here),  691HP and AWD give it a decent advantage off the line and continuing on past the 1/8 mile.

However as you’ll see in the GoPro view of race 2, the E63s with it’s lighter weight, 5.5L V8 BiTurbo and 577HP starts reeling in the P85D very quickly and at the end of the 1/4 mile the two are just hundredth’s of a second apart with the Tesla winning both races even with the E63s clipping a slightly quicker ET  on race 2.

Race 1:

P85D: 11.69 @ 115.18 MPH
E63s: 11.77 @ 120.25 MPH

Race 2:

P85D: 11.76 @ 114.89 MPH
E63s: 11.72 @ 120.76 MPH

We’re very interested to see how the P85D performs after Tesla Motors releases additional high end power via an upcoming software update.   We’re estimating 11.4 @ 120+ MPH which should keep the Model S P85D from getting passed so easily by it’s competitors at highway speeds.


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