Model S vs GT-R

See a Tesla Model S pitted against a Nissan GT-R on the Drag Strip

What happens when the world's fastest production electric car goes up against Godzilla? Watch.
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Imagine you're at the world-famous Bandimere Speedway watching some of the world's greatest supercars doing quarter mile runs. Then, after a satisfyingly loud run by two cars gets underway, you turn to see two more lining up for their go. And then you look again.

Yep, that's a Tesla Model S sedan sitting there. In the next lane is Godzilla, the most fearsome of the Japanese supercars, the Nissan GT-R. Holy crap.

The Model S has a 0-60 time of under four seconds by official numbers, so this should be something worth watching. What happens is amazing and speaks well for both vehicles, when you get right down to it.

In this video, which lasts less than a minute and in which the race itself lasts barely twelve seconds in total, we see the two cars run head-to-head. The Model S has the clear lead thanks to that 100 percent torque form the get-go, but the finish line has the GT-R beating it by a full second anyway. Both cars return nice run speeds no matter how you slice it, though.

Here we're seeing the power of the electrically-driven vehicle's advantage off the line followed by the longer advantage of the turbocharged V6 in a much lighter car for the longer run. For reference, the Tesla Model S weighs about 4,600 pounds, roughly 30 percent more than the weight of the Godzilla.


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