Road Tests Real world tests of Model S vs Huayra


Model S
4 s
3.3 s

Top speed

Model S
130 mph
231 mph

1/4 mile

Model S
12.4 s
10.26 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Tesla Model S

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Tesla Model S

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Tesla Model S vs the Pagani Huayra.

Side view of Pagani Huayra

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Pagani Huayra

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Much more expensive sticker price $2.295M vs $107k Around 21.5x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 231 mph vs 130 mph 101 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 10.26 s vs 12.4 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Very sticky cornering g 1.66 g vs 0.89 g More than 85% sticky cornering g
Way more more powerful engine 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM More than 75% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM vs 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM More than 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 4 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,970 lb vs 3,825 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Model S  vs
Brand Tesla Pagani
Price 107,350 2,295,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2011
City mileage 88 MPGe 10 MPG
Highway mileage 90 MPGe 14 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp 4.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

road tests

Model S  vs
Top speed 130 mph 231 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s 10.26 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.3 s
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g 1.66 g


Drivetrain RWD Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 7


Air compressor None Twin turbocharger

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb 2,970 lb
Width 77.3 in 80.2 in
Height 56.5 in 46 in
Length 196 in 181.3 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in 110 in
Tesla Model S
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