Sometimes, performance is the main metric concerning a prospective car buyer. If they have unlimited cash, they would buy the quickest car around. Increasingly, that’s looking like a one-sided competition between electric and traditional cars.
As many of these races have shown, the 731 horsepower of the Ferrari’s 6.3L V12 engine, makes little difference against the Tesla’s instant torque.
Of course, in a long stretch the Ferrari would catch up to the Tesla. Obviously, the driver of the Ferrari didn’t get the best start. Regardless, there is a lot to be said about how electric drivetrains can deliver their power so quickly.
The P100D costs $133,000. That’s less than half the F12’s $325,000 price tag. A lot of people won’t care about the cost. All they want is the roar of a naturally aspirated engine, and the costs that come with getting 18 miles to a gallon.
Being much quicker (.7 seconds faster 0-60), and getting the equivalent of 98 miles per gallon, well that’s just lame.
Anyway, the unofficial word on the street is that both cars have a Nürburgring lap time within a few seconds of each other.