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Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Alfa Romeo 4C (towed by a Model X P90D)

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  1. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

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    Sterling Anderson, Tesla’s former Model X Program Director and now Autopilot Program Director

    Fun fact: many high-performance cars cross the quarter mile line faster when towed by a Model X than they do on their own four wheels.

    Fun experiment:

    Load an Alpha Romeo 4C on a trailer
    Hook that trailer up to a Model X.
    Line up against another Alpha Romeo on its own feet.
    Race said Alpha Romeo in a quarter mile.
    Show Alpha Romeo who’s boss.
    In your 6,000 lb SUV. While towing its twin brother.

    Ridiculous Tesla Drag Race: Alfa Romeo vs Alfa Romeo being towed by a Model X
     
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  2. Grendal

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    That is hilarious. Hopefully this gets picked up by the national media. It's a compelling point.
     
  3. Just a Reader

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    It would be even more hilarious if Alfa put the Model X on the Ring to see how long it takes for this 150,000 € car to get eaten by a 25,000 € Alfa Giulietta Diesel hatchback. I'm sure the Tesla fans would all see the funny side.
     
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  4. Grendal

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    Okay. I think you miss the point. How long have gas and diesel cars been around? Over 100 years? How they work and what they can do is universally known. How many people know how an electric car works and what it can do? That is for both the positive and negative aspects of the car. Funny enough, most people will probably know the negatives of limited range and that it takes longer to "fill up." Something like this can generate a news article which will get people to question their preconceived notions of what an electric vehicle is. So don't take it personal, 99.9% of the vehicles out there still burn gasoline and diesel. Electrics are still the underdog by a long shot.
     
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  5. WarpedOne

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    I just want to know who won?
    Just for the kicks!
     
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    #6 Qualchan, Mar 22, 2016
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    Totally ludicrous teaser video



    Who are these people? ;)

    From Electrek:

    "Sterling Anderson, Tesla’s former Model X Program Director and now Autopilot Program Director, shared the video on his Facebook page and had this to say:

    Fun fact: many high-performance cars cross the quarter mile line faster when towed by a Model X than they do on their own four wheels.

    Fun experiment:

    1. Load an Alpha Romeo 4C on a trailer
    2. Hook that trailer up to a Model X.
    3. Line up against another Alpha Romeo on its own feet.
    4. Race said Alpha Romeo in a quarter mile.
    5. Show Alpha Romeo who’s boss.
    In your 6,000 lb SUV. While towing its twin brother."
     
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  7. RobStark

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    WTF are you talking about?

    The Model X would slap around the Alfa to 60 and the 1/4 mile.

    Petrolheads are funny.
     
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  8. jaguar36

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    He's talking about the Nurburgring. Which is a 14 mile track where the X would be power limited after the first minute or two. The P90DL X and S would both get annihilated by the 4C there. The 4C will do it in about 8 minutes, while the S is close to 9 let alone the X.
     
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  9. Festerfeet

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    Putting a diesel in an Alfa is almost as stupid as running a Tesla on jellybeans
     
  10. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    hey, there's lots of power hidden in those jelly beans :)
     
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  11. mspohr

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    This is true. I have argued with petrolheads that a Model S and the Model X is more practical for your everyday driver. How many people actually drive at maximum for 14 miles? For most car buyers a Model S or Model X is crazy fast and more than they will ever need. If they really want a track car, the Model S and Model X aren't it. Track people already seem to know and understand this. I'm hoping the new Roadster will be a good EV track car.
     
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  13. tdelta1000

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    It looked like the X held it's own in that race.
     

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