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.