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Video: Porsche tries to keep up with a Model S and the result is embarrassing

Tesla Vs Porsche

When Tesla rolled out the Model S P100D last summer, Elon Musk proudly boasted that it was the fastest production car on the planet. And with good reason, Tesla’s flagship Model S was engineered to go from 0-60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds flat. Just six months later, Tesla was at it again, this time introducing a new “Ludicrous Mode” Easter egg option that bestowed the P100D with even more raw acceleration, with one Motor Trend test finding that the car managed to go from 0-60 in just 2.28 seconds.

“Launching a Model S P100D (weighing 5,062 with gear and driver) in full-on Ludicrous Easter-egg mode snaps your body in a manner that is utterly impossible to replicate in any other street-legal production car on normal tires and dry asphalt at a mid-$100,000 price point,” Motor Trend said at the time.

With that as a backdrop, a Porsche — which we believe to be a Porsche 911 –recently tried to keep up with Tesla’s top of the line Model S and the result was interesting to say the least. Originally posted to YouTube yesterday, we see that the Porsche plays catch-up for a short while before ultimately spinning out.

Now to be fair, is it possible that the Porsche driver wasn’t exactly skilled enough to handle a turn? No doubt about it. Still, since when do we ever let a little bit of context tarnish an otherwise entertaining video.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.

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