Watch The Tesla Model S Smoke The Aston Martin Rapide S

The Tesla Model S is a pretty special car that hides a very compelling secret. Underneath the demure, unassuming exterior beats the heart of a serious speedster. Check out this video of a Tesla Model S taking the new Aston Martin Rapide S to task.

The race is less a drag to the finish and more of a demonstration of the acceleration power of the Model S against other, more conventional sports cars.

The reason the Model S is able to take the Aston Martin so convincingly is because of the electric drive that allows the maximum amount of torque to become available from zero RPM. Traditional motors like the one in the Rapide produce require far more RPM on the engine before the maximum amount of torque becomes available.

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