79points

Audi S8 (2014)

98points

Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

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Audi S8 (2014) vs Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
79
points
98
points

Why is Audi S8 (2014) better than Tesla Model S 90D (2016)?

  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
  • 64mm narrower
    2.13mvs2190mm
  • Has dual-clutch transmission

Why is Tesla Model S 90D (2016) better than Audi S8 (2014)?

  • 177Nm higher maximum torque
    658Nmvs481Nm
  • 2.39x greater cargo volume
    894lvs374l
  • Has regenerative braking
  • Is an electric car
  • 41mm more headroom (front)
    986mmvs945mm
  • 1 more USB ports
    2vs1
  • Has height-adjustable seat belts
  • 158mm shorter length
    4.98mvs5136mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Is an electric car
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5.Has dual-clutch transmission
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

6. smaller turn radius

12.3m

11.3m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

Best

Scion iQ2 (2014)

4.2m

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

374l

894l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

2. more headroom (front)

945mm

986mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014)

1.09m

3. more headroom (rear)

993mm

897mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Best

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014)

1.94m

4. shorter length

5.14m

4.98m

Best

Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)

2.34m

5. longer wheelbase

2.99m

2.96m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)

3.7m

6.weight

2.13t

2.11t

Best

Mitsubishi ASX (2017)

1.32kg

Speed

1. faster top speed

249km/h

249km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

447km/h

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

481Nm

658Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Tesla Roadster

10000Nm

2. more horsepower

520hp

417hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1244hp

3.Has a turbocharged engine
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

4.Has Stop-Start system
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has in-car system
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has regenerative braking
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Audi S8 (2014)
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.USB ports

1

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017)

2

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