Some people don’t just look at the price of the car to decide if they are going to buy it but they also look at how usable that car is or how it handles all of its power. We are now going to take a look at the 2016 Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari F12 comparison which is a rather unusual one but some people asked which car would be the better one.
While the Ferrari is the hyper-car of the two, the Tesla is a more family-oriented automobile with enough room for up to seven people and the power to allow it to be just as fast in some regards as the Ferrari.
The Engine range – Performance
In terms of engines, the 2016 Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari F12 is another great comparison because the two cars couldn’t be more different and yet, offer very similar performance levels to some extent. The Ferrari is using a gas guzzling 6.3 liter naturally aspirated V12 which will make up to 730 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque. This will send all of its power towards the rear wheels via a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox which is regarded as one of the fastest in the World.
Thanks to it, the car will hit 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds and it will go up to a maximum top speed of over 210 MPH which makes it one of the fastest cars with a front-mid mounted engine in the World.
Tesla P85D – perforamance
The Tesla on the other hand is not using a conventional petrol engine. Instead, the P85D comes equipped with two electric motors, one for the front axle and one for the rear. Thanks to them, the car will make up to 762 horsepower and more than 700 lb-ft of torque which is actually more than what the Ferrari is capable of. On top of that, the car can hit 60 MPH in as little as 2.8 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 155 MPH which is mostly because of the fact that it has a one-speed gearbox.
Also, the car can travel up to 250 miles on electricity alone while the Ferrari will barely get 13 MPG on average, so the Tesla is definitely the more interesting choice, especially since it is an electric car.
Design – short review about these monsters
In terms of design there is not really a term of comparison between the two. This is because the F12 is a hyper-car while the Tesla is more of a family car than anything else. However, while the design couldn’t be more different, both cars look really classy for what they are. The Ferrari offers the classic-Ferrari look with a massive front intake, the usual aerodynamic features as well as a pair of massive wheels and that usual Ferrari-charm.
The Tesla on the other hand offers a more restrained exterior with very few vents, a very subtle design which still manages to impress people thanks to its rather classic look.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari F12 duel is also very interesting because you would expect the Ferrari to win. However, the Tesla is offering one of the most interesting and functional interiors ever fitted to a car and its massive 17 inch touch-screen console which will allow the driver to control everything throughout the car certainly gives it a special feeling. The Ferrari is a bit more conventional but it manages to keep itself together with its extremely good seats and one of the more unusual steering wheels out there.
2016 Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari F12 – Price
Let’s start with the price and the availability of the two which is a problem for the F12 because Ferrari will only sell you one if you previously owned one or more Ferrari cars or you already have a large collection of cars. On top of that, the base model starts at over $320,000 while the high performance tdf version of the F12 will set you back nearly half a million dollars.
On the other hand, the Tesla is usually available in a couple of months after the initial order and they will be happy to sell you one for around $110,000 for the relatively well equipped P85D. The problem here is that the Tesla is not nearly as exclusive or as well received as the Ferrari but it still offers a really nice package for what it costs.
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