5 Surprising Cars the ‘Ludicrous’ Tesla Model S Would Beat in a Drag Race

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5 Surprising Cars the ‘Ludicrous’ Tesla Model S Would Beat in a Drag Race

There was a time when electric vehicles were considered slow and boring.

Apparently, things can change in just five years, because now, some electric vehicles are straight ludicrous when it comes to straight-line acceleration. Tesla has added a “ludicrous mode” for its Model S that gives the sedan the capability of going 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, which the American automaker said makes it the fastest accelerating car on the road at the time of the announcement. Since then, Tesla has carefully reworded it to say “fastest accelerating sedan” as to not ruffle the feathers of those digging up 0-60 mph times to debunk the American automaker.

Regardless, ludicrous mode makes the Tesla Model S silly fast and here are 10 surprising cars it’ll surely beat to 60 mph and likely in a drag race down the quarter mile.

SEE ALSO: Ludicrous Mode Makes Tesla Model S Fastest Accelerating Car on the Road

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge advertises the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 0-60 time to be in the “low 3-second range” and while that is impressively fast, especially for a car costing around $60,000, that venerable 707-hp HEMI doesn’t trump the Tesla Model S’s ludicrous mode.


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Pagani Huayra

Dude, your multi-million dollar, twin-turbo V12-equipped hypercar is slower than an EV with four doors. That’s right, the Pagani Huayra, despite its 720 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque, goes 0-60 in 3.2 seconds.


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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Chevrolet pegged its new Corvette Z06’s 0-60 time at 2.95 seconds, and we reckon that 0.05 faster than three seconds flat was very important for the sports car. It’s a shame it couldn’t dig for 0.15 seconds more because now a four-door electric car is faster than one of America’s most famous sports cars.


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Porsche 911 Turbo S

According to Porsche, the 911 Turbo S goes 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. That makes one of the most heralded and sought after sports cars in America slower than an all-electric sedan. No, seriously, a 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S is slower than a Tesla Model S going 0-60 mph. How’s that for ludicrous?


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McLaren 650S

The 650S is on par with the Porsche 911 Turbo S when it comes to accelerating 0-60. The British automaker’s supercar does the sprint in 2.9 seconds, still a tick slower than the Tesla Model S with ludicruos mode.

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  • smartacus

    yet for some strange reason i’d give my left one for a Huayra while i wouldn’t even take a ludicrous Tesla if they paid me

  • Markwbrooks

    Nothing says obsolete sports car like being beat by a family Sedan! Here are a few others : a $179k Shelby cobra, a dodge viper, a … Hang can anything beat a Tesla for the same price? Can anything twice the price beat it?

  • smartacus

    yet for some strange reason i’d give my left nut for a Huayra while i wouldn’t even take a Tesla if they paid me

  • MisterEman

    You lose. Even with right nut added.

  • smartacus

    You lose. Even with your Caitlyn transformation 🙂

  • You lose. Because YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!

  • Marek Z.

    Amazing comparison. So eye opening. Even brutal I’d say 🙂 Congratulations Tesla 😉

  • Matthew Arsenal

    Meanwhile y turbo neon with bolt one can all them too….to actual car guys that.mod their cars…lol this is a whatever moment. Let the rich people think their cars are fastest thing road.

  • Boney N

    Fabulous that Tesla now kicks and owns the ass of Pagini, McLaren and Porsche.

  • Usman Haider Sheikh

    What would a tesla guy say to a Pagani guy with after winning a drag. “LoL! I thought only you had half the nuts.”

  • Kent

    It is all fun until the battery runs down.How much range do you get if you are driving it hard? Can you recharge it in the time it takes to fill the gas tank in your internal combustion powered car?