Watch a Tesla Model S Plaid Stomp a McLaren 765LT in a Drag Race

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Watch a Tesla Model S Plaid Stomp a McLaren 765LT in a Drag Race

The McLaren 765LT may be built to carve corners, but with so much power coming from its twin-turbo V-8, it also makes for one serious drag weapon. We’ve seen it trounce Lamborghinis and, in tuned 1000-hp form, set sub-two-second 0-60 times. But the 765 has nothing on the new king of production drag cars, the Tesla Model S Plaid.

The DragTimes YouTube channel brought together the two titans to see which would be faster in a series of straight-up drags. In all three races, it’s the Tesla that takes an easy win, in some cases by several car lengths. And while the McLaren needs to perform burnouts to get its tires sticky enough to put its power down, the Tesla has no such need. The driver just puts the car in the correct setting, points the wheel, and goes. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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