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2017 Acura NSX meets Tesla Model S P100D on the drag strip

Part-electric supercar takes on full-electric performance sedan

If you're watching a drag race right now, chances are one of the contestants is a Tesla.

Whether with the Model S or the Model X, the all-electric vehicle manufacturer has taken drag strips around the world by storm thanks to the unreal acceleration of its vehicles — particularly of those fitted with the P100D package.

It's the case in this video where we see a Tesla Model S P100D taking on the Acura NSX, a supercar that is both electric- and gasoline-powered.

With 573 hp and 476 lb-ft (645 Nm) of torque from a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors, the NSX doesn't look like it could match Tesla's 762 hp and 687 lb-ft (931 Nm) of torque — at least on paper.

However, the NSX is significantly lighter, tipping the scales at 3,803 lb (1,725 kg) while the Model S P100D weighs 4,960 lb (2,250 kg) because of its large battery pack and bigger footprint.

But enough talk. Watch the video to watch two quarter-mile drag races: a classic one using Launch Control and another one in which the NSX starts at 2,000 rpm. We guarantee you'll be in for a surprise.

Something tells us the 610-hp Acura NSX "Dream Project" would do a lot more harm to the Model S P100D.

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