Waiting for the new generation of the Roadster, Tesla Model S Plaid it is currently among the fastest production cars in the world. The super electric sedan developed by the Elon Musk brand showed its muscles and its record-breaking performance in several videos that appeared on the net, after the shakedowns on the Nurburgring track but recently a little cold shower has arrived for the Model S Plaid , brought back to earth by a car with an internal combustion engine that was able to stand up to it in the quarter mile, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 modified.
The processing in this case is essential because in stock conditions the muscle car of the American brand could hardly have beaten the battery-powered car of the Palo Alto car manufacturer. The performance of the Model S Plaid in fact speak of a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2 seconds and the ability to cover the quarter mile in about 9.2 seconds. The Shelby GT500 used for this drag race has been modified to deliver 1,100hp, far in excess of the 760hp that is normally provided by the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. The competition between the two beasts the MITM Elite event was staged, showing how the elaborate pony car has all the credentials to scale down the extreme electric.
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In the video of the test it can be seen how the Mustang manages to increase speed as quickly as the Tesla, showing a remarkable ability to progress. In comparison, the quarter mile was covered in 7.91 seconds at 159.63 mph, about 255 km / h, slightly beating the Tesla, which instead stopped the clock at 7.97 seconds with a top speed of 154 mph, 247 km / h . In the second race, the comparison proved to be more balanced, even if always won by the Shelby GT500: 7.66 seconds at 160.94 mph against 7.68 seconds. at 155.19 mph from the Tesla.