You have to be pretty confident in your ride to take on the almighty Nissan GT-R. The owner of this Tesla Model S apparently has confidence and then some, because that’s exactly what he did at the Bandimere Speedway out in Morrison, Colorado. The Tesla pitted its all-electric mettle against the turbo-charged Nissan GT-R monster, a car known for making supercars look like complete chumps.
This drag race took place at about 6,000 feet above sea level in Colorado, so there was a bit of a handicap there for the Nissan to overcome right from the start. The turbo-charged Nissan feels the effects of higher altitudes less than its naturally aspirated counterparts, but it still takes a hit. The numbers work out to about a 1.5 percent performance decrease for every 1,000 feet of additional altitude. The all-electric Tesla, however, faces no such challenge.