That time Qantas raced a Boeing aircraft against a Tesla Model S
April 3, 2016 - Uncategorized
Ok, so it’s a promotional video, but this race is still a chance to see two truly impressive pieces of technology duke it out.
To celebrate a new collaboration between Qantas and Tesla Motors, a Qantas Boeing 737-800 took on a Tesla Model S P90D on a 3 kilometre (1.9 miles) runway in Melbourne, Australia. While the electric car, which in Ludicrous mode can climb from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 3 seconds (0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds), seemed to have the early speed advantage, you could say the aircraft won. After all, it actually left the ground.
That’s something a Tesla cannot do. For now. Read more…