When testing out the speed and acceleration of a vehicle, the Autobahn is the perfect place to do so. In the video below, AutoTopNL decided to pitch the BMW i8 against the Tesla Model S in Ludicrous mode.
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The Model S P90 D features an all-electric drivetrain with 469 horsepower (standard) or 539 with the Ludicrous mode. From 0 to 60 mph, the top dog from Tesla needs 3.3 seconds or 3.0 seconds with the extra power. The top speed is limited to 145 mph.
On the other side of the road we have BMW’s top model as well, the i8 hybrid sportscar. It uses an electric and combustion-powered drivetrain for a combined total power output of 362 horsepower. The standard sprint comes in at 4.4 seconds and it has the same top speed as the Tesla.
In the video below, the electric and hybrid motors go head-to-head to see which one accelerates faster to the top speed, which is not all rocket science based on the specs.