Everyone who watches Motor Trend’s official YouTube channel knows about the World’s Greatest Drag Race.
In case you’re one of the unfortunate people that’s never heard of it, this event happens once a year while the editors from Motor Trend are testing a variety of high-performance vehicles for its annual Best Car to Drive honor.
This year’s race included supercars like the Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 570GT, and Porsche 911 Turbo S, as well American sports cars like the new Corvette Grand Sport and Camaro ZL1 1LE.
With this type of quality competing in the drag race, one might expect a $250,000 supercar to win, right?
In short, the answer is an emphatic no.
That’s because at the last minute, host Johnny Lieberman announced the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF would not be taking part in the race and would instead be replaced with a, “Four-door, five-passenger family sedan.”
This sarcastic remark was actually alluding to the Tesla Model S P100D, which happens to be the quickest vehicle to 60 mph that’s ever been tested by the publication. This is made possible because the Tesla’s electric motor provides instant torque while the gasoline-powered cars need more time to properly apply all of the power supplied by their engines.
Needless to say, the Tesla easily won the race, but the American sedan would have eventually been passed by both the Ferrari 488 GTB and Porsche 911 Turbo S if the race was any longer than a quarter mile.
Here are the results for the World’s Greatest Drag Race 7:
1) Tesla Model S P100DAdvertisement
2) Ferrari 488 GTB
3) Porsche 911 Turbo S
4) McLaren 570GT
5) Nissan GT-R Nismo
6) Mercedes Benz AMG GTR
7) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
8) Aston Martin DB11
9) Porsche 718 Cayman S
10) Alfa Romeo Giulia
11) Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
12) Lexus LC500