Is The Tesla Model S Faster Than A 560 Horsepower BMW M5?

No matter what you think of Tesla, you have to admit that the Model S is a ballsy, ground breaking machine. It is pretty much the first electric car that could be considered an almost viable alternative to a traditional gas powered car in terms of refinement and range.

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And with a claimed 0-60 of 4.4 seconds, it's one of the fastest sedans on the market today. But just how fast is it?

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To find out, Automobile lined up Model S against the 560 horsepower BMW M5 at Gingerman Raceway. BMW says that the M5 can get to 60 in 4.2 seconds, so under perfect conditions, it would be a pretty close fight.

But can the heavy electric fight the Bavarian badass? Check it out for yourself.

(Hat Tip to Jeremy!)

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sanfranciscokid
Hypocrisy doesn’t make me wrong

But, the M5 sounded way cooler.

I want to like electric cars... but the lack of an exhaust note makes it difficult