Yes, the Tesla Model S P85D is crazy fast off the line. Yes, it’s a really cool car, electric or not. Yes, it’s electric and therefore going to save the world.

But it does have some shortcomings.

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As the P85D continues its global trek to race everything (e.g., Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Aventador) on legs, wheels, rails, runners, or tracks, one thing has become clear: it’s darn near unbeatable out of the hole, but it quickly runs out of steam.

This video illustrates both sides of the electric ass-hauling coin. Facing off against a Porsche 911 Turbo, the Model S P85D scampers off at first, but then it is quickly reeled in and passed, before the 60 mph mark. In previous videos, whether from a roll or a dig, the Tesla's "superior" technology is, ultimately, forced to yield to the ancient magic of gear multiplication and liquefied dinosaurs.

Yes, there is a pattern developing here.