A video has been posted on the YouTube channel carwow showing a V10-powered Formula 1 (Benetton F1) racing car competing against an electric Tesla Model S in a straight-line race.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the last Tesla Model S Plaid. Instead, the guys from the carwow team took a slightly older version of the P100D. Although it boasts 671 horsepower and 950 Nm of torque. The F1 car is a Benetton B197 driven by Gerhard Berger in the 1997 season. Power comes from a Renault-built 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine with 770 hp. (520 Nm). The entire moment is transmitted through a six-speed sequential gearbox. The Benetton team finished third in the constructors’ championship, and their best result was Berger’s victory at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.
The first test is traditional drag racing. Around the first half of the race, the Model S started winning the race because the Benetton had cold tires that made it difficult to grip the road surface. The F1 car eventually zips past Tesla.
Benetton covers 402 meters in 9.6 seconds. Based on recent videos showing the Model S in the most powerful version of the Plaid on the drag lane, covering the same distance in 9 seconds, the F1 would be outperformed by the new EV model.
There is also a race that starts at a speed of 64 km / h. Once again, Tesla is fast moving forward. It doesn’t last long because the Benetton has no grip problems this time.
This is followed by acceleration from 0 to 161 km / h and back to 0. As a light race car, the Benetton is able to stop much faster than the Tesla, and the F1 car wins another victory.
Finally, the cars are tested for handling. Because the race car is designed to take corners easily at high speed, it was an easy win for the F1 car.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Tesla Model S Plaid customer decided to test his powerful purchase. A Tesla customer, who ordered a Model S electric sedan in the most powerful Plaid performance, decided to test his powerful purchase on the drag strip. His best acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h was 2.01 seconds.