The rise of electric vehicles has brought unprecedented performance levels within reach of everyday drivers. Previously, such neck-snapping speed was reserved for luxury brands like Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. However, this trend was recently highlighted in a YouTube video by Carwow, where they pitted a Tesla Model S Plaid against a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.
The Model S Plaid boasts 1,020 horsepower from its two electric motors. On the other hand, the Chiron features a 16-cylinder, quad-turbocharged engine producing a staggering 1,600 horsepower. The modified Chiron Super Sport 300+ holds the title of the world’s fastest production car, reaching speeds of 305 mph.
In this showdown, the Bugatti emerged victorious, as one would expect from a multimillion-dollar supercar. Surprisingly, though, the Tesla put up a commendable fight, especially considering its relatively affordable price of just over $100,000 compared to the Chiron’s $4 million price tag.
During their quarter-mile drag race, the Tesla initially took the lead due to its instant torque. However, as speeds increased, the Bugatti’s superiority became evident, winning by a slim margin with both cars finishing in 9.6 seconds. This pattern continued in their half-mile race, with the Tesla showing early acceleration but falling behind as the Bugatti effortlessly accelerated from 120 mph to 210 mph. There’s just something extra special about the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport. There’s not much that can touch it.