Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Mercedes C63S AMG
2 July 2018 - insideEVs
European twin-turbo V8 power takes on Tesla Ludicrous electric torque.
How will this race end? Let's have a look at the competitors. In one corner, we have a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D. In the other corner sits a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C63S AMG Coupe.
The Model S is good for 588 rear-wheel horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. The C63S commands 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque with its twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 engine. To get this version of Tesla's flagship sedan, you're looking at a whopping $134,500. The Merc has a base price of $76,495.
The Model S is wearing lightweight wheels, but has no further modifications. The Mercedes AMG Coupe isn't modified. The MB obviously jumps the gun considerably off the line. Does it make a difference? Interestingly, the cars end up with the same trap speed. Check out the video to see the final results.
Video Description via Road Test TV on YouTube:
Drag Race between a 2017 Tesla P 100D, and a 2018 Mercedes C63S. This Tesla made 588 RWHP and 900 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. The Mercedes C63S is powered by 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 which makes 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Tesla is all electric and all-wheel drive and has a base MSRP of $135,000 USD. The base price of the Mercedes C63 is $76,495.