Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro
Monday Warm-Up: Tesla Model S VS. Lamborghini Gallardo
We’ve seen the Tesla Model S take on some pretty hot supercars before, but can Elon Musk’s electric car handle a raging Italian bull? If you’ve ever wanted to see a Tesla race a Lamborghini, this is the video for you.
This isn’t just any Lamborghini either, but a Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. What the hell is that? Glad you asked! It’s a lighter, more powerful, and of course more expensive version of the Gallardo Superleggera. Coming in at 2,954 pounds, it’s 66 pounds lighter than the Superleggera and also has race-bred features like an adjustable spoiler and the carbon-ceramic brake pads.
With 562 ponies on tap it’s not only more powerful than the Tesla Model S, abut weighs about 1,500 pounds less too. While the Model S can handle cars like the Dodge Viper and Chevy Corvette, Italy’s best still seems to be beyond its grasp.
In other words, the ending of this race was a forgone conclusion, and though the Tesla Model S P85 manages to get a jump on the Italian, in the end the Lamborghini walks away like the electric car is standing still. That just means there’s plenty of room for improvement on Tesla’s end.