Still. The concept of a bike winning doesn’t necessarily account for the build of an AWD electric car, especially the bonkers torque of a Model S Plaid; remember, there’s a sparky motor up front and two in the rear for this machine, making the torque that much more readily available to the driver of a Tesla.
Revelation internal permanent magnet synchronous motor
146 miles (city range)
Clutchless single-speed transmission
So who do you think won?
Tesla Model S Plaid Wins!
Here’s the breakdown, according to the video:
“Despite the bike’s lower weight, the LiveWire’s 105 hp can’t compare to the total of 1,020 hp from the Tesla Model S Plaid. And while the Harley boasts an impressive 0-60 mph time of just over three seconds, the Tesla can do it in under two seconds.”
“The LiveWire did snatch a brief early lead before being overtaken by the Tesla. But the race was over quickly, both literally and figuratively.”
Don’t believe us? Here are the printed results from the strip:
We’re also told that this was the quietest drag race that the team had ever experienced – and while the lack of roar was weird, the specs don’t lie: Tesla’s Model S Plaid boasted a finish in 6.1024 seconds, beating the LiveWire’s 7.2717 seconds.
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