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The Tesla S P85D versus Aussie V8 Muscle.

With the battle to be king of the mountain taking place in Bathurst this weekend Car Advice have tested the best of Aussie V8 muscle against the electric wonder car, the Tesla Model S. A car with more torque than a small truck and four wheel drive that transmits all of that instant on electric power to the tarmac with computer precision. This IS the fastest four door sedan available bar none.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Holden V8 Supercar and Walkinshaw HSV V8 lined up against the silent but deadly Tesla S. Buckle up in the back this is going to be one wild ride down the quarter mile.

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The Hyper Drag Race: McLaren P1 vs Porsce 918 Spyder vs Ducati 1199 Superleggara…

AutoCar have recently had the privilege of taking out some of today’s most advanced automotive technology and they decided to have a drag race, tarmac melting fun. Lining up the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ducati 1199 Superleggera in an attempt to answer the question on everyone’s mind ‘Which of the new hypercars is the fastest?’, along with the eternal question ‘2 wheels or 4?’

One interesting point to take out of the hyper drag race is the fact that some of the current superbikes are very close to making the hyper category. With better than one to one power to weight ration they have many of the required numbers to make it, although most lack the top speed. Here at Highpants we go by the following hypercar formula; one to one power to weight ration, top speed over 400kph/250mph and sub 3 second 0-100kph times.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence demonstrating just how quick hyper is. Far more than a fun way to spend a day the hyper drag race is the beginning of battle, a battle that requires hard numbers to decide the winner. Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back.

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