When you pull up to the drag strip and you see your opponent silently smoking their rear tires – it’s time to start worrying. That’s exactly what happened when this Tesla Model S P85 lined up against this Mazda Miata, nicknamed ‘Assault and Battery.’ 

Why such a sinister moniker? Well, the Miata sports a 333-volt lithium-ion battery pack shooting power to a pair of electric forklift motors at the rear wheels. Talk about some substantial torque. The Tesla records a respectable 12.72 seconds on the quarter mile. Check out the video to see just how quick the Miata blitzes the strip.

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