Can a “green car” take out a mean machine built for speed and performance? Well Automobile Magazine was thinking just that when they created a video of a drag race between a Tesla Model S Performance against a BMW M5 at a drag strip. Both a beautiful machines, but Tesla’s Model S Performance is an electric vehicle, while the M5 is a regular gas guzzler.

On paper, the M5 is said to go from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds when equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and pushes out 560 ponies from its 4.4-liter V8. Tesla says their Model S Signature Performance edition can do that in 4.4 seconds with its battery-operated engine that dishes out 416 hp.

As you’ll see in the video, it seems that just because a car is green doesn’t mean it can’t haul ass since it edges out the German machine on the drag strip!

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.