Thanks, joseff, google master extraordinaire.
We already had a thread related to this, just in case:
I repost, for those tempted to dismiss the electric motor, paraphrasing Clinton: "it's the torque, stupid!" (no offense intended, please.
"In the second race, against the $440,000 Porsche, the two cars were even after an eighth of a mile. But as the Porsche driver let out the clutch in a final upshift, his tires briefly lost traction. The X1, blazing along in its software-controlled performance mode, beat the Porsche by half a car length."