Tesla Mannequin S Plaid duels ICE hypercar that’s 44x its value — and nonetheless wins


It takes a particular automobile to beat a Tesla Mannequin S Plaid. And for manufacturing inner combustion engine-powered automobiles, such a feat is particularly onerous. Even ICE hypercars, in spite of everything, shouldn’t have the identical immediate torque that the Mannequin S Plaid’s three carbon-wrapped electrical motors exhibit when the household sedan accelerates from a useless cease. 

Drag racing veteran Brooks Weisblat of YouTube’s DragTimes channel not too long ago posted a somewhat attention-grabbing video exhibiting what occurs when a Bugatti Divo — arguably one of the crucial beautiful and costly hypercars right this moment — faces off towards a Tesla Mannequin S Plaid. Evidently, the outcomes of the race are fairly entertaining. 

The matchup of the 2 automobiles is sort of attention-grabbing to say the least, just because they can’t be any extra totally different. Other than the truth that the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid is all-electric and the Bugatti Divo is a real combustion-powered monster, the 2 automobiles are worlds aside. 

The Bugatti Divo, for instance, is powered by a mammoth 8.0-liter Quad Turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1,500 horsepower, whereas the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid is powered by three electrical motors that produce 1,020 horsepower. The Bugatti Divo additionally has an MSRP of about $6,000,000 (the automobile in DragTimes‘ video is reportedly valued at $10,000,000), whereas the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid is priced at $136,000. This makes the Divo about 44 instances as costly because the Mannequin S Plaid. 

But as per DragTimes‘ video, the mighty 8.0-liter, $10 million hypercar truly has a really onerous time catching as much as the all-electric household sedan. A rolling race ends within the Tesla’s favor, and a later matchup rendered the identical outcomes. That being stated, the Divo did obtain a notable feat simply the identical, because it was capable of full a quarter-mile run in 9.27 seconds whereas touring at 154.42 mph. 

That’s sufficient to set a brand new world file for the quickest manufacturing ICE automobile down the quarter mile.

Watch the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid battle the Bugatti Divo within the video beneath. 

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Tesla Mannequin S Plaid duels ICE hypercar that’s 44x its value — and nonetheless wins


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