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Tesla Model S P85D vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S drag race

It’s petrol vs electric as these two luxury executives go head-to-head on the drag strip

Tesla’s Model S keeps getting faster and faster, with the latest models posting 0-62mph sprint times of 2.5 seconds. The P85D we tested here quoted 3.1 seconds, so we decided to put that to the test against a Porsche Panamera Turbo S in a race from 0-100mph and back to 0. It’s the ultimate challenge to test both acceleration and braking.

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While the Tesla uses four electric motors pumping out a combined 691bhp, the Porsche makes do with ‘just’ 562bhp. But the Tesla has a lot of added weight thanks to the heavy battery pack, plus electric cars often suffer with acceleration tailing off after a certain point, so will the Porsche’s more balanced power delivery help it to win the race? Watch the video to find out…

Click through the links on the side or below to see some more of the best drag races we've shot, or visit our YouTube channel to watch them all...

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