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Tesla Model S P100D Dominates, Then Loses To The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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The Tesla Model S P100D is undoubtedly one of the fastest production vehicles off the line. Thanks to its multiple electric motors, the heavyweight family saloon is capable of producing a massive amount of torque as soon as its driver hits the accelerator. This has caused the EV to dominate many powerful ICE cars in drag races.

The powerful EV was put to the test once more recently, with YouTube’s resident drag race enthusiast DragTimes pitting his 2016 Tesla Model S P100D against some raw American muscle — the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. As could be seen in the DragTimes video, the two cars, at least on paper, seem evenly matched, though the Camaro ZL1 was equipped with an old-school six-speed manual transmission.

The Model S P100D, for one, is equipped with two electric motors producing 920 ft-lb of pure torque, producing 588 hp to its four wheels. The Chevy Camaro ZL1, on the other hand, is equipped with a 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 producing 650 ft-lb of torque and 650 hp to its two rear wheels.

While the EV did lose to the Camaro in the roll races, the raw power of the Model S P100D with Ludicrous+ in classic drag races is something that remains incredibly astounding. The Tesla Model S P100D might be getting a little bit long on the tooth, but until the arrival of the Tesla Roadster 2.0, the family saloon is still proving to be a formidable champion of mass market, performance electric cars.

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