If you ever wondered who’d win in the case of “Tesla Model S Vs Audi R8 V10” then you’re not alone. Brooks, a Drag Racing professional and the owner of the Drag Times YouTube channel, decided to post his latest video featuring a 1/4 mile race between the Raven Tesla Model S Performance and the Audi R8 V10 Plus.
Full disclosure: Tesla is my favorite here, but I am also impressed by the results of the race, which proved that both these cars are pretty much ‘neck to neck’ when it comes to performance.
Also, do note that the Tesla Model S in the race does not feature the latest firmware update, which redistributes power on its electric powertrain.
So without spoiling anything, here’s the video.
Tesla Model S Vs Audi R8 V10 Quarter Mile Drag
Before the quarter-mile drag race, both cars went for a test run. The Tesla Model S decided to go for a test bout with McLaren 720S.
For the uninitiated, the 720S is a super high-performance track machine which uses a twin-turbocharged V8 engine housed in a Carbon Fibre chassis producing 710 HP.
It might not seem like a lot, but the car weighs around 1,419 kg or 3,128 pounds of curb weight, while the Raven Tesla Model S Performance weighs a whopping 2,360 kg or 5,203 pounds.
During the test race with McLaren, the Tesla Model S lost. The Tesla Model S crossed the line at around 10.7 seconds while McLaren finished first at around 9.8 seconds. Not bad for a car that costs almost four times the Tesla Model S.
After the initial test race, the Raven Tesla Model S Performance and the Audi R8 V10 Plus went head to head for a quarter-mile drag.
The Audi R8 V10 Plus features a 5.2L V10 engine producing 610 HP without any modifications. It also has an AWD 7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for faster automatic gear changes. The overall weight of the Audi R8 is 3,627 pounds, which is lighter than the Tesla.
We can see that in the final drag race between the Model S and the Audi, Tesla won but there’s also an important point to notice here. Since the Audi R8 V10 Plus weighs less and makes more power, it was able to cross the finish line at a faster speed of around 128 mph.
The Tesla Model S is heavy, has produced more torque and has an electric powertrain. So it goes off the line quicker than the Audi R8. However, Audi eventually catches up with the Model S.
The Model S crossed the line first at 10.604 seconds at 124.06 mph, and the Audi finished last at 10.869 seconds at 128.13 mph.
The numbers are impressive, no doubt, but fans are eagerly waiting for the Plaid Tesla Model S that’ll launch next year.