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Tesla Model S Performance Takes On Audi R8 In Quarter-Mile Action

The Audi R8 is a great supercar, but can it keep up with the electric power of the Tesla Model S Performance?

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This Tesla Model S Performance might be too much for an Audi R8 V10 Plus to handle.

There’s no denying that the Audi R8 V10 Plus is a very fast car. Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 5.2-L V10 putting down 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. It’s the same engine as found inside the Lamborghini Huracan, only it has a slightly different outer shell.

That power goes to all four wheels thanks to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which shifts far faster than a traditional automatic. All this helps propel the car from zero to sixty in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 205 mph.

However, there are two things that the Audi can’t do. First, it can’t do any of that without burning a lot of dead dinosaur juice, which as we know, is slowing cooking the planet. Second, it can’t hold a candle to the Tesla Model S Performance.

Twin electric motors combine for a total of 754 hp and 687 lb-ft of torque on the Model S, helping propel this car from zero to sixty in just 2.6 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph in order to prevent the battery from catching fire. Its range can be up to 370 miles, although shooting down a quarter-mile track in Ludicrous mode will shorten that range by quite a bit.

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On top of that, this Model S isn't stock. It's known as the "Raven" mode, which has 588 hp and 920 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. It does weigh almost 1,500 lbs more than the Audi, but that sort of power is hard to make up for with mere weight savings.

Later on in the video, the Tesla performs a test pull, which causes the driver to utter an epithet due to the acceleration. Which is pretty much how most people would react to getting punched in the gut from a car’s run down a quarter-mile drag strip.

Check out the video above to see why electric is just plain better than gas.

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