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2013 Corvette vs. Tesla Model S

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  1. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    #1 Mr X, Jun 4, 2013
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  2. Citizen-T

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    That made my day.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
     
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Disclaimer--they are bad bad people doing this in a city....

    But it made me smile...so sweet and well played by the dude in the Corvette.
     
  4. Raffy.Roma

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    Nice :)

    GO TESLA!!
     
  5. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    True, but it doesn't look like they ever exceeded the speed limit! Just a short burst of acceleration. Very cool of the Corvette driver to back off as soon as the Tesla lifted off.
     
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    :biggrin:
    Love the commentary!

    Is that what is going on in all of those cars that give huge thumbs up after smoking them? Nice
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Setting aside Evan's concerns for a moment.

    What makes this video for me is that it's a friendly comparison of the vehicles, not people measuring themselves.
     
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    +1 And I agree that while it was a great video that it was very dangerous.

    Please don't try this at home.

    :)
     
  9. SCW-Greg

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    +1 here (don't try this at home), and to B-man's point, the good natured spirit of it.

    It does make me wonder if I'll get a C or Z pulling up along side me... how a std 85 would fair?

    Certainly don't want to get into a habit of it.
     
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    They got smoked! But, indeed - you gotta give them credit - they were being such good sports about it, they kinda knew they'd be left in the dust and wanted to see just how fast the Model S really was... it was like a horse-'n-buggy vs. a rocket ship :cool:
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I notice the Vette inhabitants say something on the lines of "You've got to get this put up on You Tube...and (___name___) is going to be super-happy". Words to that effect - seems their friends has or is getting a Tesla. It certainly puts the lie to all Vette drivers having a, uh, certain hormonal deficiency complex....
     
  12. PeterSZ

    PeterSZ Petrolhead Electrified

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    Not fair. The Vette driver was asleep. Or was his reactiontime just a tad on the slow side?
     
  13. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Nice. The guy filming was high, right?
     
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    joefee Over 2 Million TMC page views

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    I saw a P85 with 5 large adults cream a vett with 2 on a similar run !
     
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    Silent, instantaneous, massive, electric torque.....MUWAHAHAHA!!!!! :cool:
     
  16. emupilot

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    So right and so wrong at the same time... When Tesla gives you the key to a new P85, do they remind you "With great power comes great responsibility"?
     
  17. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    That was awesome ... is what I would say if they turned the camera horizontally.
     
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    ^ igotzzoom likes this post. :biggrin:
     
  19. CapitalistOppressor

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    No. It was the mechanical reaction time of the Vette that is slow. To make it even a fair race the Vette driver needs to react well before the Tesla driver does, by anticipating the light. 0-60 testing methodologies completely ignore this. The need for a motor to wind up, and for the mechanical processes to transfer energy to the ground, is the reason that drag racers rev up to high RPM's before the green, and then hit the "go" switch while the light is still yellow (instead of waiting for the green).

    The Tesla driver doesn't need to do any of this. He just presses the pedal and instantly has full power being transmitted to the ground. This effect is why every single video of a Tesla vs any other car, starts with the Tesla moving off the line well before the other driver even appears to be reacting. And inevitably folks want to blame the driver, instead of the mechanical reaction times of the car, which easily account for over 0.6 seconds just to transmit energy to the ground. By that time the Tesla is already 10 feet ahead and accelerating, and the ICE driver looks like a fool.
     
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    Which seems to be why "Launch Control" is a popular feature:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_control_(automotive)
    http://tunertools.com/articles/Launch-Control-101.asp

    Ford promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_VSknNCVHs lots of Launch control videos on youtube.
     

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