In this episode of Top Gear, Tesla Model S P100D takes on a fully loaded Mercedes E63 AMG.
Long story short, Tesla takes the Mercedes by a couple car-lengths. Even with a V8 engine and over 600 HP, this Mercedes E63 AMG is still no match for a Tesla electric motor producing massive amounts of torque right off the line. I truly feel bad for the combustion engine as electric vehicles are starting to out perform our most beloved vehicles. Electric vehicles don’t perform well in extremely high speeds, as air resistance and mass ratio don’t equalize — but over a standard drag-race, it’s exhilarating to see just how fast the Tesla really is.