The age-old battle of Gasoline vs Electric has become similar to a sort of a modern-day David and Goliath; it is always interesting to watch an electric car taking on a Gasoline powered dinosaur. The internet is littered with videos of a Tesla’s setting records on a dragstrip, even this time it’s no different, a Tesla Model S is going up against a Lamborghini Huracan (possibly the Performante judging by the rear wing), yup, an electric luxury family sedan versus a fully blown supercar.
Tesla Model S Performance Raven Vs. Lamborghini Huracan
The Tesla Model S is one of the quickest production cars ever built, thanks to the instant torque delivery of electric motors. It ranks right up at the top of the list with Porsche’s electric offering, the Taycan. However, the Model S came out a couple of years ago and is still king of the hill. To top it off, it’s a large, family sedan that’s super practical and accommodating.
That being said, there are a couple of cars in existence that can crush the Model S in a drag race, but most of its fiercest rivals when it comes to outright acceleration are thoroughbred supercars and hypercars. Interestingly, some of these cars have used an electric boost i.e. a hybrid powertrain to get these amazing numbers. Hybrid hypercars like the Mclaren P1 and the Porsche 918 have proven their incredible torque and acceleration for years now.
The Lamborghini Huracan is an incredibly capable supercar, that can set lap records on the wildest racetracks on the planet and can also be daily driven if deemed necessary, although it isn’t highly recommended. It is powered by a 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 motor, the car in the video is the LP – 610/4 version. The Lambo costs well over $200000.
The Tesla Model S starts at $69,420, though the Performance model will cost you a little over $90,000. This is no pittance. However, on relative terms with a supercar that is highly impractical and costs more than twice the price of the Tesla, it is usually a purely emotional purchasing decision. The Model S is a family road trip car that can drop jaws at the track like none other.
From the looks of it, both cars seem to employ ‘launch control’ to get a perfect start off the line. When the lighted turned green, the tesla shot-off like a bullet, leaving the poor old Lambo in the dust and that’s where it stays till the end of the race. The Tesla smashed the quarter-mile by setting a mind-blowing time of 10.75 seconds @ 123 miles, if you owe someone a “10-second car”, take note; the Huracan starts to gain on the Tesla midway, this is because gasoline cars, especially one’s with naturally aspirated engines, produces peak power only at high RPMs, the Supercar also completes the quarter-mile in an impressive 10.9 seconds @ 126 miles, and does this with an engine sound that can wake-up the dead.
Both cars had a rematch, even this time history repeated; the Tesla took off and the owner of the Lambo had to stare at the Model S’s taillights all throughout. The Tesla was very consistent; it took the same time to cross the quarter-mile mark, but the Lambo was quicker this time as it managed to do a 10.8 on the clock. This may be due to the reaction time of the drivers. The Model S was at 85 % charge during the first race and 80% during the second one.