The Tesla Model S’ three motor variant, the Plaid, is one of the quickest cars on the planet by today’s automobile norms. However, how fast it is against the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport? We’re about to find out the answer here.
Theoretically, the EV would lose in a quarter mile race due to its weight of 4,828 pounds and output of 1,020 hp/1,050 lb-ft of torque, which makes it inferior to the hypercar that weighs 4,450 pounds and blasts out 1,479 hp/1,180 lb-ft of torque.
In terms of acceleration, the Tesla is faster than the Bugatti by two tenths thanks to its ability to clear 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds. The Chiron sacrifices top speed a little bit to achieve a closer ratio spread of 15 percent.
Both the Plaid and the Pur Sport posted times of 9.3 seconds although the latter crossed the line a bit earlier. Trap speeds were 156 mph for the Bugatti and 152 mph for the Tesla.
That wasn’t where the brutality lay, though. The third participant, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2, went faster than the two aforementioned cars by hitting 157 mph in 9.3 seconds.
If it wasn’t cruel enough, the Lucid Air Sapphire which weighs 5,400 pounds and packs over 1,200 hp defeated them all. The prototype uses a three-motor setup and will have its production version released early next year. It will go on sale with a starting price of $249,000 in the US and $325,000 in Canada.
The Panigale might come to the race with a professional rider and have beaten two of the most powerful cars in the world, the Plaid and the Pur Sport. However, in the face of the incredible Lucid Air Sapphire, all these machines ended up as losers.
Without further ado, you can watch yourself the following episode of Jason Cammisa’s Drag Race and enjoy the excitement shown at the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California.