If you’re a fan of high-performance sedans, you’re going to enjoy the drag race in this video. It’s between two different types of saloons. One is the all-electric Tesla Model S P100D; while the other is the internal-combustion-powered Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door. One common thing between them is that they’re equally impressive. Love Cars wasn’t sure though, as to which one is actually faster, so it put them together in a drag strip to find out the answer.
No performance watcher doubts that the Tesla Model S P100D is a blazing-fast straight-line runner. In fact, it’s one of the most well equipped EVs on the planet, having a 100 kWh battery pack and a couple of powerful electric motors that launch it from zero to 62 mph in just 2.4 or even 2.3 seconds under perfect conditions.
Meanwhile as the Tesla’s rival in this run, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that punches out 577 horsepower. Although it’s a bit less powerful compared to the top-of-the-line GT 63 S, it has enough performance to threaten some quite potent supercars.
Now you may have guessed who the winner of this race is. The not-surprising thing is that the Model S P100D can launch more quickly from the starting line. But the Mercedes just doesn’t want to be defeated that easily, it does catch up as the acceleration continues and speeds cross 150 mph (250 km/h), making the battle interesting to watch.
Both cars are certainly more than suitable for everyday use. They’re cool and fast at the same time. But if you’re a driver who is more inclined to performance and quickness, the Tesla Model S P100D may be the right thing for you. As for the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door, it’s more suited to those who prefer a saloon with the most luxurious materials rather than just pure speed.
Source: Love Cars | Via: YouTube