Allen Wong is back with another video of his Christmas present to his mother wiping the road with a variety of Ferraris. On Dec. 13, he posted a video to YouTube of a Tesla Model S P85D taking on a Ferrari 575M Maranello, tearing away from a standstill and blowing past the Italian machine on its way to 60+ mph.
He managed to catch a second Model S vs. Ferrari drag race video, but this time from the Ferrari 458 Italia’s perspective. Uploaded to YouTube Dec. 27, the Tesla can be seen tearing out front in three separate runs, two dry, one damp.
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In a drag race situation, it’s advantageous to have an electric engine, as all of the torque is available upfront, which is one of the reasons why the Model S P85D is capable of the same 0-60 mph time as a McLaren F1. But in the case of an analogue supercar, the engine needs to hit a higher rpm before full power is available.
Though the 4.5-liter V8 of the 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia is capable of 562 hp, it can’t reach that output until around 9,000 rpm. Torque is rated at 398 lb-ft, but it only has 80 percent of that available at 3,250 rpm.
Be sure to watch the video above to see this electric power in action, and let us know if you’re a bigger fan of torque up front or red-lined revs in the comments below. Remember, this type of driving should only be performed on a closed course under professional supervision.