Watch below a drag race between the Tesla Model S P85D and the BMW i8. The two cars go at each other on a straight line from a complete stop and with a 15 mph roll. Tesla’s P85D puts down 691 horsepower and 687 lb-ft of torque, all available from zero rpm. The i8 uses a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbo engine coupled with two electric motors producing a total of 362 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Even though the i8 is significantly lighter than the P85D, 3,439 lbs vs 4,936 lbs, the nearly double power found in the Tesla is no match for the i8. Both drag races show the P85D taking a comfortable lead within the first seconds.
Let’s have a look.