Traditional car manufacturers have every interest in not looking down on electric cars! The latter sometimes develop enough power to undermine the performance of their classic vehicles.
The Model S Plaid is a monster: Tesla’s sedan goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.1 seconds, and offers a peak power of 1,020 horsepower. Performance capable of titillate more traditional sports cars, this is what the enlightened amateurs of the YouTube channel wanted to test DragTimespitting a Model S Plaid against Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale.
Tesla’s car gets away with it, and even better: it beat the sports car hands down several times! The two vehicles raced on a 400-meter track specially set up for these comparisons. The SF90 packs 1,000 horsepower with its hybrid engine (a V8 engine with 780 horsepower accompanied by 220 horsepower electric motors).
If the Ferrari can drive at a maximum speed of 340 km/h, the Model S Plaid stops at 322 km/h, which is already not so bad! The SF90, much lighter than the Tesla model, displays 1.88 kg per horsepower, for 2.15 kg for the Model S. Despite everything, on the track it did better than figuration.
During a race, the Model S Plaid thus ensured the 400 meters in 9.363 seconds (237.88 km / h), while the Ferrari was “content”, so to speak, with 9.590 seconds (236. 72 km/h). On all the tests carried out, the car of Tesla exceeded that of the Italian manufacturer on many occasions. You understood, it was a question of comparing the acceleration of cars, and in this field Tesla fears no one…