Road Tests Real world tests of Model S vs Ghibli S

0-60mph

Model S
4 s
Ghibli S S Q4
4.71 s

Top speed

Model S
130 mph
Ghibli S S Q4
176 mph

1/4 mile

Model S
12.4 s
Ghibli S S Q4
13.28 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Model S

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Model S

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.4 s vs 13.28 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $107k vs $77k Around 40% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 4 s vs 4.71 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
Slightly more torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM vs 406 ft-lb @ 1,750 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,825 lb vs 4,123 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp vs 10.21 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Car-autoblog view of Maserati Ghibli S

Reasons to consider the
Maserati Ghibli S S Q4

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Faster top speed 176 mph vs 130 mph 46 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Model S  vs
Ghibli S 
Brand Tesla Maserati
Price 107,350 76,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2014
City mileage 88 MPGe 15 MPG
Highway mileage 90 MPGe 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp 10.21 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM 404 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM 406 ft-lb @ 1,750 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.17 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 13.78 in Ventilated Disc

road tests

Model S  vs
Ghibli S 
Top speed 130 mph 176 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s 13.28 s
0-60mph 4 s 4.71 s
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g 0.89 g

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 8

engine

Air compressor None None
Fuels
Electricity
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 4,123 lb
Width 77.3 in 76.6 in
Height 56.5 in 57.5 in
Length 196 in 195.7 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in 118 in
Tesla Model S
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