Say what? It may sound a bit hard to believe for some, but the new Tesla Model S
is a torque beast. How much twist is there on hand exactly? 443 pound-feet from 0 rpm. This is one of the few performance advantages of a pure electric car, but a standard Nissan
Leaf isn't anywhere near as powerful. The Tesla
's immediate torque allows for rapid acceleration that just may be enough to take on the likes of the BMW
M5 and its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 560 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.