Tesla Model 3 & Model S Outpace Ferrari F12 On The Track (Video)


Published on October 30th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

October 30th, 2019 by  

Originally posted on X Auto and EVANNEX.
by Iqtidar Ali | @IqtidarAlii

Some of Tesla’s fastest all-electric sedans recently faced down a powerful contender on an abandoned airport runway (turned into a drag strip). The contender? The feared Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Racers call it the F12B — a 730 hp beast fitted with a 6.3L V12 engine.

Image: Tesla Model 3, by Zach Shahan | CleanTechnica

In the past, the Ferrari F12 has impressed the likes of former Top Gear host Jeremey Clarkson with its remarkable performance. Recently, YouTuber Matteo Valenza decided to pit a Tesla Model 3 Performance, Model S P100D, and Model S P90D (now a discontinued pre-facelift model) against the $300,000+ Italian Stallion.

Drag races, both 200 and 400 meter, were organized by the crew. And even though the language in the video is Italian, English subtitles are also available, so be sure to turn them on to have some fun.

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Tesla sedans take on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (YouTube: Matteo Valenza)

Matteo and the team posted some interesting results between the Ferrari F12 and some of Tesla’s toughest competitors at the track. Surprisingly, the Model 3 Performance outran the Model S P100D in the 400 meter segment, with a 0.33 second lead. They even raced the Tesla Model 3 Performance on the drag strip in “Chill Mode” — come on!

Best Times: 200 meter

  1. TESLA P100D Gray: 0: 06.38 (WINNER!)
  2. TESLA Model 3 Performance BLUE: 0: 06.77 (Matteo)
  3. TESLA P100D Black: 0: 06.86
  4. FERRARI F12: 0: 07.21
  5. TESLA P90D Red: 0: 07.35

Best Times: 400 meter

  1. TESLA Model 3 Performance BLUE: 0: 10.58 (WINNER!) (Arisa)
  2. TESLA P100D Gray: 0: 10.91
  3. FERRARI F12: 0: 10.97
  4. TESLA P100D Black: 0: 11.12
  5. TESLA Model 3 Standard Range +: 0: 12.67
  6. TESLA Model 3 Performance BLU (Chill Mode): 0: 14.77

Okay, I’m sure the Ferrari fanboys out there will gripe about the fact that Ferrari’s (partly) electric SF90 Stradale PHEV wasn’t on the track to do battle. The $1 million Italian supercar would surely put Elon Musk’s electric cars to shame, right? Ummm, not if Tesla’s $200,000 Tesla Roadster was ready to rumble — if that were the case, you’d be looking at a full-on Supercar Smackdown.

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