Check out this drag race between a Lamborghini Aventador S and a Tesla Model S. It’s a battle of the S cars!
This is actually a bit of a revenge race for these two. Carwow previously crushed Yanni’s Lamborghini Urus in their Tesla Model X P100D, and Yanni wanted to get back with his somewhat higher-performance Aventador S. And he does. Mostly.
On the right is the Lamborghini Aventador S LP740-4. Under the hood is a tuned version of the 6.5-L V12 engine that now puts out 730 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 2.9 seconds thanks to all-wheel-drive, while top speed is a blistering 217 mph.
On the left is a Tesla Model S P100D, also known as the Model S Performance in modern nomenclature. Its twin electric motors produce a combined 680 hp and 713 lb-ft of torque, with zero to sixty taking just 2.4 seconds. Top speed is limited to just 155 mph, however, in order to prevent the battery from catching fire.
The Model S also weighs nearly 5,000 lbs compared to the Aventador’s somewhat more svelte 3,816 lbs. That might play a factor in the upcoming race.
Starting with the traditional drag race, the two cars are actually much closer than the numbers would imply. The Tesla Model S pulls ahead off the line, but the Aventador’s lighter weight and superior power allow it to claw its way back and then inch ahead of the Model S.
The Aventador finished in a time of 10.7 seconds compared to the Model S at 10.8 seconds.
Things got a little better for the Model S during the rolling race, which saw both cars go from 30 mph to 110 mph as fast as they could. This is where the Model S’s electric motors perform best, so the Lamborghini couldn’t quite reach the 110 mph speed before the Model S could.
Braking was a blowout for the Aventador, as its lighter weight simply lets it stop sooner than the 5,000 lb luxury electric car can--by about two car lengths.
Still, the Model S has much more storage space than the Aventador. As an everyday driver, there’s clearly one winner here.