Tesla’s new Model S P85D is by all accounts an amazing car… but does it have what it takes to race with a Lamborghini? Millionaire app developer Allen Wong, who is lucky enough to have both the newest Tesla model and a Lamborghini Aventador on hand, decided to race the two cars and then post a video of the results on YouTube.
Over the long haul, of course, the Lamborghini won since it’s a sports car that can hit top speeds of over 200 miles per hour while the Model S P85D is a luxury sport sedan that tops out at 155 miles per hour. That said, what’s really remarkable about the Tesla’s performance in the race was that it jumped out to a very quick lead thanks to its amazing acceleration.
“Off the line, it does appear that the Tesla can accelerate faster than the Aventador from 0-50 mph (1st gear on the Aventador),” explains Wong in his analysis of the race. “And then from 50-80 mph (2nd gear on the Aventador), the two cars appeared to be traveling at the same speed. But after the gear change at 80 mph to 3rd gear, it was very obvious that the Aventador was accelerating faster than the Tesla, and the Tesla couldn’t keep up anymore.”
Check out the whole video of the race below.