A relatively small YouTube channel driven brought An interesting comparison: it pitted a Tesla Model S P100D electric car and a Benetton Formula 1 monopost with a ten-cylinder internal combustion engine. The first discipline was acceleration in a straight quarter of a mile (about 402 meters) section.
Before we tell you who won this race, let’s briefly introduce both opponents. Tesla Model S P100D It has two electric motors (one in the front and one in the rear), with a total power of 671 hp and a torque of 950 Nm. According to the manufacturer, it can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in just 2.7 seconds.
In the case of the formula, it is an older form Benetton F1 From the end of the 20th century, it was powered by a ten-cylinder 3.0-liter engine with rear-wheel drive.
The engine has 770 hp, torque is about 520 Nm, and the entire monoshaft weighs only 525 kg – so it has a better weight-to-power ratio than current Formula 1 cars. under the steering wheel.
Quarter mile race
Tesla better began to sprint on a straight path, a quarter of a mile long, and almost immediately gained an advantage of at least two lengths. However, the Formula 1 special did not slow down in acceleration and in the second half of the timed section he reached the lead, which he held to the end.
The timekeeper finally showed the time 9.6 seconds for formula a 10.8 seconds for Tesla. While the Benetton F1 averaged 150.9 km/h, in the case of the Tesla it was still a very good 134.1 km/h. The result more or less confirmed expectations – after all, a mass-produced car and a race car stood against each other.
The second test was done with a flying start – both cars sped up at 40 mph (about 64 km/h) and then started accelerating. Again, time was measured to a quarter mile. Even in this case, Tesla took the lead in the initial stage, but Benetton immediately stepped forward and completed the division over time 8.0 seconds. Tesla was in the back Four tenths of a second.
Braking and Mocking Test
In the third test, the goal was to test the braking, a system in which Formula 1 racing cars clearly excel. Both opponents had to reach a speed of 160 km / h and then stop as quickly as possible. fact that Tesla needed about 20-30 more meters, is no surprise. An important role was played here by the sharp brakes of the monopost, in addition to its noticeably low weight.
The last measure of forces was the moose test, which is used to determine the car’s behavior during a sharp evasive maneuver in front of an unexpected obstacle. The drivers of both cars completed the track several times and gradually increased their speed. While Tesla managed to cross the slalom quickly 104 km/hFormula 1 didn’t hit a single cone fast 120 km/h.
The test results basically confirmed what to expect from these opponents – better Formula 1 acceleration, braking and maneuvering in corners. However, it is necessary to add, in literally one breath, that Tesla was certainly not left behind, especially considering it is a commonly available car.