A ludicrously quick road-going luxurious sedan versus a psychological, no limits race automobile
For anybody that wasn’t sleeping underneath a rock for the latest previous few years, the sheer velocity that the Tesla Mannequin S P100D – with the Ludicrous mode engaged – is able to delivering proper off the road is well-known. Alternatively, the VW I.D R made its first and seemingly long-lasting impression a couple of months again, when it took down the quickest lap time on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb occasion. For probably the most half, these two couldn’t be extra related, albeit utterly totally different on the identical time. Each function the same twin motor setup and each are quick. Actually quick.
Nevertheless, how does the Mannequin S stack up towards a psychological, no limits all-electric battery powered racing automobile is a very totally different story. And that is simply the comparability that the nice people over at Prime Gear tried to make.
If you examine the 2, on first look, Tesla (considerably surprisingly) comes with a bonus. The Mannequin S comes with a twin motor setup delivering 760 horsepower, whereas the identical setup within the Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak delivers 670 horsepower. Torque smart, the distinction is much more pronounced. The Tesla performs the all-too-familiar tire screeching sonata on the tune of 722 lb-ft of torque. Alternatively, the VW I.D R will make the most of “simply” 479 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, the VW’s racer weighs a bit of over a metric tonne (2,204lbs) – lower than half the load of the two,241kg (four,940lbs) Tesla P100D.
When Prime Gear inquired immediately at Volkswagen concerning the efficiency specs of the I.D R Pikes Peak, they acquired these figures: Zero-62mph is completed in simply 2.25 seconds. Tesla will do the identical run in 2.68 seconds. Moreover, it takes simply three.70 seconds for the VW I.D. R to dash from Zero-100mph, the place the Tesla will obtain the identical dash in 6.46 seconds. With the Zero-124mph taking 5 seconds flat within the I.D. R, the Tesla achieves the identical in over twice the period of time: 10.84 seconds.
Clearly, these two vehicles couldn’t be extra aside. Nevertheless, the timings of a civilian, street prepared and on a regular basis use oriented electrical automobile, offers us a sense that Pikes Peak won’t ever be gained by an ICE (Inner Combustion Engine) automobile ever once more. Merely put, the sheer energy and the traction exerted by a twin electrical motor setup, paired by the whole immunity of the electrical automobile to the altitude, paired with the comparatively brief dash that’s the 12.42-mile course at Pikes Peak, makes us assured that the longer term has arrived and it’s right here to remain.
Supply: Prime Gear