In one lane is the Ferrari 430 Berlinetta, a late-2000's two-seat sports car with a 4.3-liter V8 engine running at 490 horsepower (366 kW) and a 3,340-pound curb weight, with aftermarket high-flow catalytic converters and a Capristo exhaust, all for a top speed of 196mph and a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds. In the other lane, a Tesla Model X P90D equipped with Ludicrous Mode, weighing 5,441 pounds and seating up to seven, with a top speed of 155mph and a 3.2-second 0-60 time.
While it seems entirely counterintuitive for a massively heavy 7-seat SUV to put up numbers like those, those are the physics of an electric-drive vehicle. Ludicrous Mode installs new wiring and a pyrotechnic fuse, upping the maximum amperage drawn from the 90kWh battery from 1300 amps to 1500 amps and dropping the 0-60 time from 3.8 seconds to 3.2 seconds.
In three rounds, the Model X beats the Ferrari 430 in each round, though closely (the Model S P90DL does 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds). Given the numbers, that shouldn't come as a surprise. But it's really something to see.
Also, we shouldn't have to say it... never drag race on public streets.