Taking Bets: 641 HP McLaren 650S Spyder VS. Tesla Model S Drag Race

Drag Race

No times, just a good, old-fashioned street race.

Drag races are used as a comparison of the performance between cars. Sometimes these races happen on a drag strip and the results can be compared or argues with some cold hard facts printed on a piece of paper, other races happen on the street, and only video evidence is there to settle disputes. Keyboard warriors will dissect these videos and use their knowledge to tell if the revs were right for a flat out run or if a car was holding back. Hard to do with a silent Tesla in the mix.

We've watched a McLaren 650S take on a Tesla P90D Model X in a proper drag race, and this time it's the Tesla P100D Model S vs. a 650S Spyder.

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McLaren's 650S Spyder has a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 powering it to silly speeds thanks to 641 horsepower and 500 lb-ft on tap, while the Tesla P100D Model S uses a 100 kWh electric setup with Ludicrous mode that kicks out 762 hp (503 hp at the rear with 259 hp at the front). The McLaren is properly fast and can do a 0-60 mph dash in in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph, and the Tesla wears the crown of the fastest production sedan in the world, an impressive title. The paper says the Tesla is the winner here, and it has that cool title, but the McLaren is, well, a McLaren and that counts a lot. This would be one we'd only wager a small amount on, it could go either way. You?

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