An 85kWh Tesla Model S Performance Package takes on a Mazda MX5 with an Electric Motor Conversion in a 1/4 mile drag race.
The Tesla Model S is no slouch in normal spec but with the 85kWh Performance Package it is a bit of an electrified weapon. It isn’t so much its top speed (210kph) that is impressive but its ability to shift its considerable battery-powered mass to 100kph from a standstill in just 4.2 seconds. Unfortunately, it didn’t stand a chance on this 1/4 mile drag race against an MX5/Miata powered by 333-volt lithium-ion battery pack controllers that drive a pair forklift motors at the rear wheels.
About now we normally say turn your speakers up to eleven and enjoy! In this instance, kind of irrelevant…
Source – Road Test TV