The World’s Quickest Cars: Lucid Air Sapphire v Bugatti Chiron v Tesla Plaid - Cammisa’s Drag Race

I have to say, I was a bit shocked to see the Tesla finish third, I thought that was always going to be the place held by the Chiron. By the end of the quarter-mile, the Lucid is just three car-lengths ahead of the ICE-powered monster, which is itself only a hair quicker than the Tesla.


The Lucid’s impressive performance, Hagerty says, comes down to the extra rear motor in the Lucid. This meant that when the car launched off the line and its weight all shifted back, there was ample power to keep the wheels spinning and charge it forward at an eye-watering rate.

A photo of a black Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport driving on the road in France.
The internal combustion engine king.
Photo: Bugatti

The Chiron was helped out by its immense top speed, as the car had only made it about halfway there by the end of the race – topping out at 156 mph.

All this meant that the Tesla Model S Plaid has gone from being the fastest accelerating production car to third place in the space of a 10-minute video. Maybe it’s time Elon stopped faffing about with Twitter and focused on updating his aging lineup of EVs instead.