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Drag Race - Model X P100D vs Z06 Vette

Racerx22b

@unplggdd on Instagram
Nov 17, 2014
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West Palm Beach, FL
Went to the track last Friday and had some fun....

Was just around 85% state of charge for both of these runs.

Enjoy.



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inconel

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Jan 31, 2015
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I am a noob. May I ask why all ICE cars seem to do that engine revving and tire burning thing before the actual race? Is it to warm up the tires for better traction and if so shouldn't Tesla cars do the same? Unless maybe Tesla traction control is already so good that we don't need to warn up the tires for optimal traction?
 

Brando

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Sep 27, 2016
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I am a noob. May I ask why all ICE cars seem to do that engine revving and tire burning thing before the actual race? Is it to warm up the tires for better traction and if so shouldn't Tesla cars do the same? Unless maybe Tesla traction control is already so good that we don't need to warn up the tires for optimal traction?
Perhaps it is that other cars need professionally trained drivers to handle clutch and gear box and other professional things.
Tesla you just press the go button. Well, you could learn what buttons to press for the launch mode set up.
Better to learn how to pass other cars safely.
 

Racerx22b

@unplggdd on Instagram
Nov 17, 2014
906
990
West Palm Beach, FL
Perhaps it is that other cars need professionally trained drivers to handle clutch and gear box and other professional things.
Tesla you just press the go button. Well, you could learn what buttons to press for the launch mode set up.

Well there is no "go button" in my Tesla to press that does it all for me. And launch control is fairly common in most high performance cars nowadays. It's not unique to Tesla.

Proof that there is skill involved... Read the time slip for the race against the Red/Orange Vette. Cutting a good light takes skill. I demonstrated that skill. The Vette driver did not. In fact, his Vette was faster than the Model X but when you factor in reaction time he still lost. My Tesla didn't watch the light for me and press the accelerator. That was all human. Actually, setting the launch control and cutting a good light in the Tesla is a little tricky.
 

Xminus6

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Sep 3, 2015
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Bay Area, CA
I am a noob. May I ask why all ICE cars seem to do that engine revving and tire burning thing before the actual race? Is it to warm up the tires for better traction and if so shouldn't Tesla cars do the same? Unless maybe Tesla traction control is already so good that we don't need to warn up the tires for optimal traction?
Also, most of the Tesla used for drag racing are also all-wheel drive. You can't really burn out a car with AWD I don't think.
 

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