Ferrari 812 Huffs And Puffs, Edges Out Model X P100D In 1/4 Mile Drag Race

If this was 2008 instead of 2018, a car like the Ferrari 812 Superfast would probably be considered the very best in its class. Alas, that’s obviously not the case, as naturally-aspirated engines are no longer top of the food chain, so to speak.

Yet, this is still Ferrari’s most powerful naturally-aspirated production car ever. Its 6.5-liter V12 unit is capable of producing a whooping 800 PS (789 HP) and 718 Nm (530 lb-ft) of torque, which are delivered via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission solely to the rear wheels.

Again, not the most efficient setup, as most modern supercars and hypercars boast all-wheel drive to go with their turbocharged or electrified power units.

Still, the Ferrari is anything by slow. As long as you don’t botch the launch, you’ll be doing 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and be on your way to 340 km/h (211 mph), should the road ahead allow you to do so.

On paper, the Tesla Model X P100D is about as quick as the 812 to 100 km/h, thanks to its all-wheel drive electrified setup. There are two electric motors in total, one at the front producing 193 kW (262 PS / 259 HP) and another at the rear, with 375 kW (509 PS / 502 HP).

In the end, despite the Model X getting better traction off the line and pulling away more efficiently, the Ferrari caught up to it and managed to secure a faster 1/4 mile time.



  • TheBelltower

    Impressive… A $400k exotic that barely beat a 7-seater crossover.

    • Matt

      Yes we know you own a Tesla.

      • Bo Hanan

        But that’s not the point. These videos are about “run what you brung.” Don’t belittle the Tesla like it had some unfair advantage.

        • Matt

          I’m not belittling the Tesla at all. However 100% available torque produced at 0 rpm and AWD ARE ‘advantages’ in this context. That’s just fact.

      • TheBelltower

        And while most people understand this, the novelty of it never appears to get old. Oh, and did I mention that I own one? 😉

    • ksegg

      I thought it was a minivan.

    • DantesLegions

      one looks like a pregnant prius.

      • TheBelltower

        I’ll admit, it kinda does. Or like a Model S that ate a Prius.

    • Ryan50

      The reason it’s exotic is mostly because of name, interior, and quality of materials throughout. A $60k Camaro ZL1 1LE can beat a $350k Ferrari 488 GTB around a track, but which one is a lot nicer? And you can say you own a Ferrari. I’ve been in a tesla model x. It’s garbage. Just a flat dashboard with a screen on it. Not to mention all the quality problems tesla has.

      • TheBelltower

        I don’t own a Ferrari, but I know people who do and understand why they cost what they cost. I’ve had no issues with my X, and don’t think much of your opinion on the interior. More buttons don’t = better.

  • TheHake

    Do this drag race 5 times in a row…

    • Knotmyrealname

      Check first. Is there a petrol station nearby?

      • TheHake

        Still MUCH faster than recharging and letting the batteries cool down.

        • Knotmyrealname

          You didn’t specify a time restriction?

          • TheHake

            I don’t have to since I can’t afford either one of these crazy expensive cars.

      • salamOOn

        you can make 30 runs with no problem with that ferrari….. im not sure about tesla though….

        • D3X

          Even after 1 run, “ludicrous mode” wouldn’t be pulling the same numbers on the second.

  • That’s hardly Huff and Puff

  • Knotmyrealname

    Errrmmm, a Ferarri beats a family MPV. And….?

  • Craig

    It’s VERY unlikely that I’ll be racing ANYONE on ANY race track. So to me – this yet another obvious win for the Tesla.

  • Dennis James

    A win is a win, even if by 0.2 seconds against a 7-seater family SUV.

    Or…maybe not ? 🙂

    • Ryan50

      0.2 seconds is a good amount of time when it comes to racing…

  • De Hemel

    I’m not belittling the Tesla at all. However 100% available torque produced at 0 rpm and AWD ARE ‘advantages’ in this context. That’s just fact.

    • Bash

      Don’t copy others!

  • salamOOn

    i would always choose the ferrari….

  • Vassilis

    The noise!

  • D3X

    This is silly. I wonder if this site is car enthusiasts or simply media trolls.

    That 812 is a 800hp borderline hypercar built for a completely different purpose of racing handling and refined high performance petrol built with legendary Italian Ferrari refinement. Put it on a racetrack for 30laps. with cicanes and bends and it will be glorious. The Tesla Model X on the other hand has a built quality arguably no better than a Toyota, it’s a high-priced expensive because it’s a nerdy Apple -like / green / fashion statement. Technologically it’s the first successful SUV pure electric EV. Put this on a proper racetrack for 3 laps and it would be abysmal in nearly every aspect. The only thing the X has any comparison to the Ferrari is the 0-60 100% torque speeds, so there you have it, that’s what we’re looking at.

    • Tydogg123 .

      So you’re saying the sports car is good at sports car stuff?

      • D3X

        Yep, and the Tesla SUV is good at SUV stuff.

    • Don’t be silly. Ferrari owners do what they love the most, parade the cities. They will rarely hit any tracks. Problem is, any Tesla is quicker from the red light, and that’s embarrassing for a super expensive sports car. Anyhow, what do you mean by high-priced? The Tesla surely offers more bang for the buck.

      • D3X

        Any electric car is quicker than an ICE. Doesn’t mean it’s a sports car. That’s my point.

        As for bang for the buck, it depends on what you’re banging.

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