Automobile decided to drag race both cars and has the Tesla Model S win by a hair. They say it is quicker than the M5 0-100. Sorry, raising a huge BS flag here. First of all, in the video the Tesla gets a huge jump. Secondly, the M5 does not appear to use launch control. On street tires with all the M5's torque feeding the power to the rear wheels traction is the main issue. The electric has an advantage with instant torque and with a clean launch will pull nicely from down low.
The video does show what happened in that particular instance but Automobile essentially handicapped the M5 to help the Tesla Model S. If people are running high 11's in stock form in the M5 at about 10 miles per hour higher, it's clear which car is faster and quicker. Also Automobile did not provide any 1/4 mile times but just showed what was ahead at their marked off cones. It's easy to win a drag race in the Tesla Model S compared to the M5 when the Tesla gets a large jump and the M5 does not launch well. It is also possible for a Civic to beat a Ferrari 458 if the Ferrari gives the Civic a huge head start and the Ferrari sits there spinning its tires all day. Does not make the Civic the faster car.
Really Automobile? Are you this desperate for views? Anyone with even basic drag racing knowledge understands what the superior car here is 0-100 and through the 1/4 mile. And that car would be the F10 M5, 100 out of 100 times.