Legendary Italian petrol-powered supercar that cost $300k new or cute all-electric Tesla crossover? Hmm ...
The Tesla Model Y Performance starts at about $60,000 (approx. £46,000) in the US. It has a range of 291 miles, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 3.5-second zero-to-60-mph time. It cranks out about 500 bhp.
The Lamborghini Murciélago boasts a 6.5-litre V12 engine that makes around 600 bhp, which is huge for its itty bitty footprint. When it was new, it was priced around £200,000. Just looking at these two cars next to one another tells a story.
If we asked you to look at the Instagram photo above and bet on a winner, you may immediately pick the Lambo. However, since we're sharing this video on an EV website, you may think twice and wonder if the Model Y can really pull this off. What if we told you the Model Y wasn't fully charged? It was at about 89 percent. Spoiler ahead!
In the end, Model Y pulled off a quarter-mile time of 11.93 seconds. The Lambo didn't even come close, at just over 14 seconds. However, Weisblat got the jump off the line while the Lambo driver was behind. Can we completely attribute this to operator error? With an EV, you simply press the pedal and get consistent results. That's not the case when piloting a petrol car.
No matter how you look at it, it's crazy that a family-oriented crossover can even attempt to match a Lamborghini.