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Tesla Model S and BMW i8 Face Off on Autobahn

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When testing out the speed and acceleration of a vehicle, the Autobahn is the perfect place to do so. In the video below, AutoTopNL decided to pitch the BMW i8 against the Tesla Model S in Ludicrous mode.

The electric and hybrid motors go head to head to see which one accelerates faster and which one has a higher top speed. If you could guess, which one do you think accelerates to top speed faster? Here are the specs on each vehicle.

Tesla Model S P90 D Specs

  • Engine: Electric
  • Horsepower: 469 or 539 (Ludicrous)
  • 0-60: 3.3 seconds or 3.0 seconds (Ludicrous)
  • Top Speed: 145 mph

BMW i8 Specs

  • Engine: 1.5-liter 3-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 362 combined
  • 0-60: 4.4 seconds
  • Top Speed: 145 mph

The Tesla Model S is known for its unprecedented performance among electric motors, but can it beat out a hybrid when put to the test? Check out the full video below and let us know what you think. Did you guess correctly as to which would win?