In a new commercial for Qantas, an airline based in Australia, a boeing 737-800 aircraft and a Tesla Model S P90D electric car go head-to-head in an epic race. The company wrote in a blog post:
“With its two CFM International jet engines, the 737 can generate more than 50,000 pounds of thrust and fly through the sky at a cruising speed of 850 km/h. Flat out in the air, it can approach the speed of sound.
The five seater Model S can go from 0 to 100 kilometres an hour in three seconds – it can’t fly but if you’re going to be on the ground, you may as well be in the quickest four door car ever built.”
The point of the race was to drive innovation and promote sustainability in the transportation industry. In the coming months, both companies will be collaboration and offering the following perks for their customers.
“Exclusive events for Qantas frequent flyers, enabling them to experience new Tesla vehicles and technology.
Qantas Club membership for Tesla Model S owners.
Tesla High Power Wall Connectors at Qantas Valet facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide allowing Model S owners to charge whilst they travel.”
The company also provided the following fast facts.
Qantas Boeing 737-800 versus Tesla S Electric Car
Capacity 2 pilots and 168 passengers 1 driver and 4 passengers
Top speed Mach. 82 250km/h
Power 52,000 pounds of thrust 90 kilowatt battery, Dual Motor
Full power: *TO/GA *Ludicrous Mode
*Ludicrous Mode – Ludicrous speed decreases the 0-100 km/h time for Model S 10% to 3.0 seconds with a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds. Time to 250 km per hour is now 20% faster than a standard Model S Performance.
*TO/GA (Take-Off/Go-Around) – maximum thrust available from the engines.