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Tesla P85 Drag Racing against an Electric Miata

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  1. Bulletproof

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    #1 Bulletproof, Jul 30, 2014
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    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Found this rather interesting :D
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    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]"An 85 kw Tesla Model S Performance Package takes on Mazda Miata with an Electric Motor Conversion in a 1/4 mile drag race. The Miata is powered by a 333-volt lithium-ion battery pack controllers that drive a pair forklift motors at the wheels. The Miata runs an incredible 9.27 @ 142 mph to the Tesla's very respectable 12.72 @ 102 mph."[/FONT]

     
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    That Miata is crazy impressive :)
     
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    Years ago, pre-kids, I had a Miata and absolutely loved it. This... well, there's an idea for the midlife-crisis two-seater.
     
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    I bought my wife a 2000 Miata special edition for her birthday 14 years ago, pre-kids. We still have it, it still runs like a champ, but we hardly ever drive it since we had kids starting in 2003. 14 years and a total of...29K miles on the odometer!
     
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    That Miata is a record holder:

    Assault Battery Sets New EV 1/4 Mile Record at 9.122 Seconds | Inside EVs

    I remember seeing a piece about the owner and that car on some EV news piece or documentary not too long ago. It wasn't Revenge of the Electric Car, but I can't remember where I saw it.

    Anyway, that Miata is a beast. Very impressive. It'd be fun to do that conversation on a Honda S2000.
     
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    Impressive! Wouldn't it be fairer to pit the Miata against a Roadster?
     
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    No, the Roadster is slower than an S in the 1/4 mile...the fastest stock Roadster is in the 12.6 second range...

    Of course, the Roadster's range would undoubtedly blow the doors off of this (impractical) one-off...

     
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    It is really weird to se cars at a drag strip and hear almost no sound. Crazy fast Miata though. But...how far can it go?
     
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    Awesome article and video, makes a 9 second fox body mustang look slow! Go little Miata go! :D I agree an s2000 would be a very cool conversion to see, I remember seeing something crazy with batteries being done to an FD Rx-7.

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    Note to self: don't mix up 0-60 with quarter mile...
     
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    Yeah, I know, been there, done that too...:redface:

     
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    Before Tesla changed everything I had a very real plan to convert either an FD or an S2000 (I hadn't really decided which) as a second car for fun around town. Then Tesla proved that it doesn't have to be a "second" car, and everything changed.
     
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