Two cars with patented technology meet on a desolate highway in Mexico. It sounds like an unlikely scenario but stay with us. Lamborghini’s Huracan Performante channels air through a hollow rear spoiler to cheat the wind. Tesla’s Model S P100D channels 100 kWh of power to electric motors at the front and rear. In “Ludicrous Mode” it has laid waste to cars several times its price, at the expense of generating more carbon emissions from the nation’s power grid.
Lamborghini believes in old-fashioned naturally aspirated power. When combined with the latest in aerodynamics it allowed the Huracan Performante to clock a record time at the ‘Ring. So Dragtimes decided to compare these unlikely contenders in a series of races. For full disclosure, the Italian carries a price tag of $336,000, if you can find a dealer able to order one. It sends 630 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque to all wheels.
The Tesla Model S P100D is $150,000, and its combined output from both motors is 920 lb-ft of torque and 588 horsepower. Contrary to most electric cars, Tesla builds a gear-reduction into their differentials. Their cars are geared to maximize battery range in city driving. It puts the most power to the ground under 60 mph, while the Performante comes alive above 100. Comparing these two cars in any way is like apples to oranges, but it is fun to watch nonetheless.
P.S. Don’t try this on any public roads, you will endanger yourself and everyone around you!