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'War of the 4-door' drag race pits Tesla Model S P100D against Mercedes AMG GT 63
Posted on November 12, 2019 by Iqtidar Ali
For this epic face off, the Mercedes AMG GT 63 4-door coupe tries its luck against the Tesla Model S P100D 4-door sedan in a quarter-mile drag race — 4.0-liter V8 engine vs. dual-motor fully electric powertrain.
Above: Tesla Model S P100D vs Mercedes-AMG GT 63, prepped and ready for the drag race (YouTube: Lovecars)
The race was set up by the passionate Lovecars / YouTube channel who include some great shots of both cars during the two race attempts — some spectacular cinematography.
Both of these 4-door monsters weigh above two tons each. Even so, they're able to perform viciously on the drag strip. The Tesla Model S with Ludicrous Mode ON remains a force to be reckoned with — nevertheless, the Merc AMG GT 63 has the guts (and pedigree) to present a fierce challenge.
Before watching the race, it's helpful to compare both vehicles with some basic performance specs that I've compiled in the table above.
Above: Mercedes AMG GT63 vs. Tesla Model S P100D drag race (YouTube: Lovecars)
The first attempt showcased a clear winner as the Model S battery was around 80% state of charge (SoC) but in the second attempt it had lost quite a bit of its SoC and Ludicrous Mode works best with a higher SoC.
Above: A chart of the world's quickest vehicles 0-60 mph (Source: X Auto)
However, Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is the world's fastest production car, period. Nice try, AMG!