Every once in a while, storied car publication Motor Trend pits all the cars in their “Best Driver’s Car” championship against each other in a good, old-fashioned, straight-line battle. This year, the lineup consists of the Ferrari 488 GTB, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Porsche 718 Cayman S, Lexus LC 500, Mercedes-AMG GT R, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Aston Martin DB11, Nissan GT-R NISMO, Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, and McLaren 570GT.
Since including the Miata would probably triple the video’s length, it was replaced with a 5,000-pound family hatchback with more seats than any other car in the race: the Tesla Model S P100D. I didn’t expect the Model S to do as well as the McLaren or Ferrari or Porsche, given that its incredible acceleration is quickly tempered by the pavement-cracking weight; but as you’ll see, it wasn’t as bad as I thought.
This probably isn’t the greatest way to measure the quickest car on sale, since it doesn’t include any hypercars like your Bugattis and Koenigseggs, but it still makes for an incredible video.
Who wins? Click play above to find out!