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Watch A 790 HP Ferrari 812 Face A Tesla Model X P100D In 1/4 Mile Drag Race

Watch A 790 HP Ferrari 812 Face A Tesla Model X P100D In 1/4 Mile Drag Race

This quarter mile drag race between a Tesla Model X P100D and a Ferrari 812 Superfast is a lot closer than you’d expect it to be.

We’ve seen a few odd matchups here at HotCars, but this one might just take the cake. Not only do we have the strangeness of pitting an electric car against a conventional gas-burning engine, but we also have a super heavy SUV pitted against a light Italian sports car.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is more designed as an ultra-powerful grand touring car, but it’s still plenty capable of straight-line performance. Under the hood is a 6.5-L naturally aspirated V12 engine that puts down 790 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. That’s an insane amount of power from something without any forced induction.

Zero to sixty is typically under 3 seconds, with a top speed of 211 mph. Helping it get there is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission routing power to the rear wheels, and a total weight just shy of 3,600 lbs.

You don’t typically think of the Tesla Model X as a drag racer, but this is the P100D model. That means it has 588 hp from its twin electric motors and an appropriately ludicrous 920 lb-ft. The truly important factor is the Model X’s AWD powertrain, which should give it an extremely quick start off the line.

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However, it does weigh 5,700 lbs, which limits top speed quite a bit.

This shootout will be a contest between the fast-starting Model X against the ultimate speed of the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Can the Ferrari catch up to overtake the Model X before hitting the finish line?

As it turns out, actually yes.

The Model X is, as expected, extremely quick off the line, and achieves a zero to sixty time of just 3.11 seconds. But the Ferrari is eventually able to catch up past the halfway point and overtakes the Model X just before the finish line.

Our Model X finished in 11.34 seconds at 117.4 mph, while the Ferrari finished in 10.85 at 133.7 mph. The only problem now is, that Model X will need to wait to recharge before it can be driven home.

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