In this drag race between a Tesla Model S and an electric Miata, the guy behind the wheel of the Tesla might as well not have even bothered coming out.
[youtube id=”lQkdMw4TVjY” width=”800″ height=”450″]The Tesla pictured was an 85 Kw Tesla Model S Performance Package, while the Miata was an extensively modified all-electric variant. For power, the Miata relied on a 333 kW lithium ion battery pack that supplied two modified forklift motors driving the rear wheels. The Miata ran the quarter mile in 9.27 seconds at a speed of 142 mph, while the Tesla finished in 12.72 seconds at 102 mph. Even though the all-factory Tesla definitely had the deck stacked against it, this all-electric drag race was still fun to watch.