The Tesla Model S continues to be an absolute terror at the drag strip. In a new video, see how a Model S Performance with the Raven adaptive dampers performs against an Audi R8 V10 Plus. The results are closer than you might expect.
Gallery: Tesla Model S Performance Raven vs Audi R8 V10 Plus drag racing
This is a stock 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus packing a 5.2-litre V10 engine making 610 bhp and running through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that drives both axles. The 2019 Model S Performance here features dual motors producing a total of 588 bhp at the wheels. At 2,223 kilograms, the Tesla carries a bit more fat than the Audi's 1,645 kilograms.
With less weight and similar power than the Tesla, the Audi puts up a good fight. Without spoiling the results, know that just 0.265 of a second separate them at the end of the quarter-mile. The R8 was doing 128.13 miles per hour across the finish line, versus 124.06 mph for the Model S.
Drag Times also has the Dragy app running in the Model S during the race. It shows the Tesla hitting 60 miles per hour in a lightning-quick 2.65 seconds and covering the quarter-mile in an impressive 10.64 seconds, which is a bit slower than what the drag strip's timing equipment shows.