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Tesla Model S P100D vs Ferrari 458 Italia

Tesla Model S P100D vs Ferrari 458 Italia

Watch what happened when a Tesla and Ferrari squared up against each other on the drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway.

The duo were taking part in the Ultimate Street Car event, to show modified petrol car fans what modern electric vehicles are capable of.

Far from settling with a static display, Tesla Rentals and ecarTestDrives took to the famous drag strip in a Tesla Model S P100D, capable of 0-60mph in just 2.3 seconds.

The first two runs of the day were against the Ferrari 458 Italia of James Cannon, founder of The Cannon Run.

Needless to say, the Tesla Model S P100DL, owned and driven by David Broadway, was the fastest unmodified, road legal car at Santa Pod, winning the Class C Category.

For the third and final run of the day, the P100D raced a modified Honda Civic, which was also beaten fair and square.

“I believe that if we are to make Electric Vehicles more mainstream, we need to focus on the fun aspect, especially the instantaneous power that allows the rapid acceleration that is only possible with an electric drivetrain,” said founder of ecarTestDrives, Afeez Damilola Alade-Kolawole.

“We need to connect and appeal to car lovers everywhere, not just the environmentally aware. And what better place to showcase the fun aspects of electric cars than at the world famous Santa Pod Raceway during the Ultimate Street Car event.”

The Tesla Rentals and ecarTestDrives crew were joined on their stand by e-CarsTrading and EO Charging to answer questions from the public about EVs.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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