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Race the Runway 2013

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    #1 Doug_G, Aug 24, 2013
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    Race the Runway | Smiths Falls Russ Beach Airport August 24, 2013

    I took my Tesla Roadster to last year's Race the Runway, and it was the only electric car. This year I took my Model S, but it wasn't the only EV.

    In addition to mine, a fellow named Mark was racing a Sig Red with silver wheels. Jaff was there for the "car show" with his Sig Red. And there was reportedly a white Model S in the parking lot (whoever it was didn't identify him/herself). (Oh and I spotted a Leaf.)

    Here is Jaff's and my car nose-to-nose after the event, looking like they're staring in a mirror:
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    Here's a video from inside my car:



    You'll notice the top speed (kph):

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    Here's another video from outside:



    And a view from the back:



    Final results were interesting:

    1/4 mile times, with roll-out:

    Doug 12.17
    Mark 12.28

    1/2 mile top speed

    Doug 203 kph
    Mark 203 kph

    Funny, these cars seem to perform almost identically! Under the same conditions, Teslas behave very similarly!

    FWIW the fastest car was a black Lamborghini Aventador.
     
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    Very cool Doug. Must have been fun!
     
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    Incomplete information error.
     
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    258 kph, 10.39 seconds.
     

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