ICE versus EV wars continue.
There’s no denying the new 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 is a real monster. We’ve already seen it drag race a number of different cars and we know it’s good off the line. But is it good enough to beat what is probably the fastest production car in the world when it comes to 0-60 miles per hour and ¼-mile times? Let’s find out.
Of course, we are talking about the Tesla Model S Performance in Ludicrous mode. DragTimes’ latest video on YouTube compares these two cars and while we know you know which one is faster, it’s still a lot of fun to watch.
Gallery: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500
Ford’s latest performance vehicle comes with a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and delivering 760 bhp and 625 lb-ft of torque. The car from the video rides on its stock tyres.
Against the GT500 is a Model S Performance which basically means 588 bhp and a monstrous 920 lb-ft of twist at the wheels are under your control. Plus, and that’s probably more important, the electric saloon has an all-wheel drive.
With all these numbers put on the table, the winner here is obvious. And while we are not shocked - not even surprised - what really caught our attention is the Tesla's 0-60 mph acceleration. During the third race, the zero-emission bullet hit the 60-mph mark in just - behold! - 2.41 seconds and achieved a ¼-mile time of 10.6 seconds with a terminal speed of 125.48 miles per hour. That's impressive.