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On paper, the Kia Stinger and Tesla Model S 75D have fairly similar power figures, which means it should make for an interesting contest in a short drag race.

Yet the result is just another example of how important torque can be when trying to show off.

In Top Gear’s latest drag race, they pit a 370 horsepower Kia Stinger with 376 lb-ft of torque against a Tesla Model S 75D with around 367 hp and a whopping 486 lb-ft of torque. It’s also worth noting the Kia is about 440 pounds lighter than the Model S.

 



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