Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 has proved to be much more speedy than Tesla Model S.
Tesla Motors has lost a race to the Italian automaker ‘Lamborghini Aventador’. Model S is not certainly slouch in terms of speed, especially when its Ludicrous mode is enabled. If one thought Insane Mode runs at a very fast speed, Ludicrous mode makes Tesla Model S go even faster, enhancing acceleration by 10% and turning it into a 762 horsepower speed demon. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in only 2.8 seconds.
Furthermore, Ludicrous mode of Model S is capable of reaching 155 miles per hour which is 20% more speed than Insane Mode. Without question, its performance is more than impressive as far as luxury cars are concerned. Still, with Elon Musk discussing how fast the electric carmaker manufactures its cars, it is always interesting for one to see how Model S stacks up against a real sports car.
Recently, people from Drag Times challenged a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 worth $400,000 with Model S P90D. The results of the race were unexpected. The Model S started well (as it is used to do) but the Lamborghini Aventador overtook it.
Still, this is not bad as Model S costs a few hundred thousand dollars less than its racing rival. In other news, one of the largest automotive rumors of 2015 or so has been the reputed program of Apple to manufacture an electric car, called “Project Titan”, which involves a large number of engineers. Some of the analysts have stated its objective to manufacture a vehicle as innovative as the iPhone or iPod.
Apple has not confirmed regarding any automotive plans and there is little concrete evidence of the existence of “Project Titan”. However, CEO Elon Musk believes that its electric car is an open secret. It is “obvious” that the smartphone maker would be trying to manufacture its own vehicle, Musk spoke in a recent interview to the BBC at Tesla’s design studio in California.
“It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it,” Musk said. In September, a report was given that Apple was going ahead with its plans to increase the size of its vehicle development team by 200% — currently rumored to be strong at 600.
Mr. Musk is not apparently threatened by Apple, stating only that it would only “expand the industry.” He said Tesla would be still aspiring to manufacture the “most compelling electric vehicles,” while also collaborating with other organizations to let them manufacture electric vehicles as well.
Buzz Feed news reported that Tesla has slammed the Detroit-based automaker ‘General Motors’ for opposing the direct sales model which the EV maker has employed to build its business. However, in many American states, automotive businesses are legally required to sell cars through dealerships.