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Model S World's Quickest EV + Model S vs Viper SRT10 Drag Race

Discussion in 'Video' started by fiksegts, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. steve841

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    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Interesting they had it in ideal mode (314 mi when full) while drag racing it... :)
     
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    That Viper drops back even further each time it changes gears.
     
  5. Jason S

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    Interesting that top speeds were after getting fully charged.

    The S is faster when driven 'cold'?
     
  6. Alexander

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    Crazy to think ill own a car that's faster than a Viper. My boy hood dream of owning a Viper might be realized vicariously through my Model S (the speed part anyway).
     
  7. Johan

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    Thank you for this link! I just love seeing these videos, first it was the M5 (OK, that one was tight, the MSP won 2 out of 3 drags and there is some debate as to whether launch controll was corrently applied), then came the (your @fiksegts!) beat-down of the E63 AMG and now we have this. On the dragtimes.com website it says more is to come...

    Whenever someone sceptically asks me about the car and especially why I would pay so much for the Performance, I just show them these videos and their jaws mostly drop (if they know anything about cars that is).
     
  8. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    Oh yeah! Can't get enough of Model S beats <fill in random sports car> :)
     
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    It's really nice to see an electric car winning a race versus a powerful ICE car.

    GO TESLA!!!
     
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    Nice. I am anxious to get mine to the drag strip once the season opens here. I'm curious why they are getting better results with more charge in the battery pack:

    "After 3 hours the car was fully charged and we made another pass running 12.371 @ 110.84 MPH which was backed up by a few 12.4x passes. We’re not sure if the increase in performance is due a full battery or having the car cooled down, comments from electron buffs on this?"
     
  12. Johan

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    Power=W=V*A right? I think Amperage is limited by the wiring from battery to motor (and inverter) and the motor it self, all of which is beefed up in the performance v.s. regular 85kWh. The battery is the same. Now, Voltage in the battery as a whole is slightly higher when fully charged, and even more so with a range charge. This coupled with alll of the drivetrain components being cold (i.e. not heated from previous runs) will probably give the best drag performance.
     
  13. Todd Burch

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    Before we all get *too* excited, my understanding from a racing friend (and brief internet search) is that the 2005 Viper does not have traction control.

    Still--pretty effin' impressive. And Tesla has nowhere to go but up. Way, way up.
     
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    I had my S on fresh asphalt and turned off TC... No slipping at all when you brake-slip floor it! Impressive :)
     
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    The Viper ran 12.2 @ 115 MPH vs the Model S.... either way, the video clearly shows the Model S pulling away on the low end, up top it's a different story...


     
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    This thread seems to be a duplicate of another, but cool non-the-less. When are we going to see a drag race of a ModelS versus a ModelS Performance?
     
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    and a 60kWhr
     
  18. nrcooled

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    I was more impressed with the actual time posted by the MS Performance more so than the beating of the Viper. There are so many factors when it comes to head-to-head racing (most of which is driver) but actual numbers don't lie.

    I used to run my cars at the local race tracks in VA (VIR, Summit Point, etc.) and as fun as it would be to say that I waxed a Corvette Z06 or Maserati it was all driver. Not to mention that I was absolutely beat up by a spec Miata that was very well driven (I was driving a Evo VIII).
     
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    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I chuckled when I saw the Viper buck during a gear change, @0'57". While the Model S was acting like a steady-cam....
     

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