Tesla creator Elon Musk calls his electric Model S ''the most advanced car on the planet'' but just how fast is it?
Automobile Magazine decided to find out by lining up the ground-breaking electric against the 560 horsepower BMW M5 at Gingerman Raceway, Michigan, in the US.
The Tesla touts a 0-100 kmh time of 4.4 seconds while the BMW beast boasts 4.2 seconds which should make for a close race.
And how did the Tesla perform? Well Automobile Magazine's Ezra Dyer was moved to call the Tesla "the sneakiest performance car on the market".
Watch the drag race in the video above.
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