TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Model S P85 Burnout vs. 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible Burnout

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TampaLiam, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. TampaLiam

    TampaLiam Secret Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    #1 TampaLiam, Dec 13, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
  2. Captain Ducman

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    Florida
    Great way to get those last bits of fun out of terminal tires :biggrin:

    I guess Tesla doesn't like to track straight in the burn outs. Looks as if you've found a Replacement for Displacement LOL.

    is this behind the Tampa SC?
     
  3. TampaLiam

    TampaLiam Secret Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Once you disable all safety systems, it is a monster and just goes wherever... I was holding the wheel straight!
     
  4. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    1,939
    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Seems like the Model S had more consistent burnouts, even if it got a bit squirrely.

    So, I have to say I preferred the Tesla, given the choice. But, I'm a little biased. :tongue:
     
  5. Shumdit

    Shumdit Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    873
    Location:
    SC
    Two points:
    1:The firebird can track straight and spin much easier due to the non posi-traction diff and very narrow and likely less sticky tires.
    2: It's hard to beat the sound combo of burning rubber and a big V8!
     
  6. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,350
    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    Gotta agree with that. The Tesla looked downright dangerous without the TC.
     
  7. Plug Me In

    Plug Me In Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    580
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Enjoyed that, thanks!

    My rear tires were just replaced, but the car was 120 miles away at the service center when they told me. I missed out on a chance to burn 'em the rest of the way.
     
  8. Cal1

    Cal1 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    176
    Location:
    Battle Ground WA
    Really screwed up by showing the wife this video. I mentioned how cool it will be to do this just before replacement. She explained that under no circumstances will I ever drive her car in such a manner. So hypocritical given that she actually searches for Audi's and Bimmers to smoke at stop lights!

    Oh yea this is going to happen at a tire store sometime in the future!
     
  9. GTHill

    GTHill New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Arkansas
    It's weird to see a burnout with so little sound. :)

    GT
     
  10. dailydriver

    dailydriver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    209
    Location:
    Naperville IL, USA
    I approve. :wink::cool: I normally do the same thing with any of my cars. I didn't get a chance with my P85 this time since I had a puncture in one of the tires and just mounted my winter wheel/tire set since it was already November.
     
  11. TampaLiam

    TampaLiam Secret Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Sorry to awaken an older, smaller thread... but, for some reason, this video has picked up a lot of attention over the past week!

    Right now, it is on the front page of MSN.com in the lower left hand corner, with a nice article to accompany it. Dozens of car enthusiast sites have posted or written about it over the past 10 days. The video went from approx 1000 views to 46,000 in just a few days, though it was already two months old at that point.

    Wooooohoooo!!

    A couple choice articles (if you google firebird tesla burnout, you get a ton of hits!):
    Want a high-tech burnout? Gentlemen start your electric motors - MSN Autos

    Tesla Model S vs 1968 Pontiac Firebird Burnout Battle [Video]

    Burnout Duel: 2013 Tesla Model S vs. 1968 Pontiac Firebird...Who Wins? - OnAllCylinders

    The Supercar Kids Burnout Battle: 2013 Tesla Model S Vs 1968 Pontiac Firebird
     

Share This Page