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Video: 2013 Tesla Model S P85 vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z51 Racing

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fiksegts, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    To be fair, the vette ran a couple tenths quicker than the Model S, so it only lost due to the poor reaction time of the driver.
     
  3. David Leidy

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    And the Tes jumped the light...
     
  4. fiksegts

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    negative, fair start, no red light..... Tesla cut a near perfect light...


     
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    And then the Tes regened as it slowed down, did the Vette do that?
     
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    Drag from the camera must have slowed the corvette down ;)
     
  7. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Very nice!

    Larry
     
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    We need another gear or something! Corvette really starts pulling away at the end.
     
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    No reason for another gear since the Vette was pulling away in the second race at speeds well over the legal limit! It won by a tony fraction of a second. Who cares? I want Tesla-style acceleration in a speed range I can actually use, and that's what the Model S gives me.
     
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    +1 @ecarfan. The acceleration at low-speeds on the Model S is excellent. The Corvette is great, too, but it's noisy and rumbles as it accelerates. The Model S has the space-ship whine and wind noise, no gear-shifting stutter, provides that mind-numbing super smooth acceleration, and the accelerator responds at the speed of electrons. Then there's technology, cargo space, number of passengers/family car, etc. Both are great cars, but IMHO, there's more to a car than it being able to win a street race. I suppose if I had to race, I'd pull out the Bugatti Veyron card... but I don't have one. :)
     
  11. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    That it's even close is a big loss for the 'Vette. It's a 2-seater dedicated sports car. Model S is a "sporty" four-door that outweighs it by 1300lbs and has a 39HP/17ft-lb handicap. Pretty embarrassing for the 'Vette, IMHO.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I never get tired of this. And I know your other cars are equal to, if not more impressive.

    As Elon has hinted in the past, just wait until Tesla brings back the Roadster. It may just own the strip... period.
     
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    Itll have some stiff competition from AMS tuned GT-R's
     
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    True, but wouldn't be surprised if he pushes for sub 3 0-60.
    Of course this is likely years off, as the main push right now is on the X and Gen III, not to mention his other suggestions of a truck too.
     
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    That would be awesome!
     
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    We have people building a stretched van out of model S.
    How long until a MS is a donor for a roadster type vehicle?
    Take MS60 and strip some of the empty battery housing, shorten wheelbase and lightspeed!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Videos were great. Wish I would have read your other thread sooner or I would have joined in.
    Were the charge levels the same for both runs? And how many miles do you have on it now?
    Mark
     
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    Why is it a big loss for the Vette? you do realize there are ICE sedans/family cars that will outrun the Vette
    Audi S8 and Panamera Turbo come to mind. You can make any car fast.
     
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    Hey - car designed for racing is pretty much equaled by a family sedan!

    Chevelle SS asked me to run against - I told him "You really want to take a chance on a car beating you that's not designed specifically to do it?" (His date was sitting in the passenger seat.)

    He deferred.
     

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