Tesla Model S vs Corvette Why we love this matchup Torque News

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Tesla Model S vs. Corvette Why we love this matchup

Is a Model S drag racing a a fair fight? Why not?

past year I drove the new Stingray on the private racetrack at the Motor Club in New York. my run I sat down to lunch with engineers from GM, and Mark who was at the time the President of GM, North I know, it’s a dirty but somebody’s gotta do it. It was one of the most days I had as an automotive enthusiast and last year.

Another exciting day was the day that I drove the Tesla Model S on the and highways near my home in I never thought that two events would ever end up in one but now a viral video showing a S beating a Corvette in a drag has brought these two life of mine together.

I’m a fan of the Model S, but I do to start off in defense of GM’s ‘Vette. The new Corvette Stingray Z51 some good go-fast and the nice stuff you likely costs about $60,000. The Model S P85 with the stuff you costs about $106,000 the government starts throwing back at you. So it is not as if the Tesla be competitive. On the other hand, the is a very spacious 5 or 7 passenger sedan with unbeatable credentials.

The Corvette is a plastic car-shaped draped over a V8, transmission and So there are more than one way to at which one “should” be faster.

Watch the video and you will see there are actually two drag runs and the Tesla wins the and loses the second. I don’t which transmission the ‘Vette If it is the 7-speed, rev-matching manual I then I can understand the poor in race one. A manual is a fun in a sports car, but it slows the car

TESLA Model S – P85 kWh Auto

The Tesla, of course has no transmission which to sap energy and speed its run. In any case, in the second run the redeems itself and wins the by enough of a margin that it is the overall two-race average winner. The question is, “Is that the

Electric cars can now do most better than internal engine (ICE) cars. The problem is that they do them all at once, and they more than ICE cars. you get to live with a reduced footprint and also be a pioneer in the new


It would seem to me the point of video, and its popularity on the internet, has to do the fact that the standard-bearer of cars in America is no longer the In fact, it isn’t even a car a V8 engine, or any engine for that The Tesla Model S is just as as the Vette, and it is so much more in almost every way.

Let’s keep in mind this is a race between top sedan and Chevrolet’s premier car. If Tesla were to a new sports car (and they are not to) Chevrolet would have no We love this matchup it shows the pinnacle of old versus the of new.

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