Watching a drag race between similar cars is about as fun as watching paint dry. But a race between two opposite ends of the automotive world is guaranteed to be interesting. In a video uploaded last night by hartvoorautosNL, we see a rare encounter between the world’s most popular electric sedan and an Italian supercar.
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Tesla empowers the P90D with 713 lb-ft of torque, which is instantly available to all four wheels. The Lamborghini Aventador is also All Wheel Drive with 508 lb-ft, but this power is only found above 5,000 rpm. Tesla has no transmission, so it offers the same power in almost every situation. Lamborghini’s 7-speed automatic is geared to unleash the full power of the V12 above 120 mph, a severe disadvantage to drag racing. So what happens when efficient electrons encounter a raging V12? Hopefully, this road was closed, because street racing is wrong in any situation. Always remember to follow your local traffic laws.