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Thread: Tesla Model S vs Chevy Volt drag race ends exactly how you think it will

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    Lightbulb Tesla Model S vs Chevy Volt drag race ends exactly how you think it will

    By Jon LeSagePosted Feb 5th 2013 4:58PM
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    It may have a sliver of Chevrolet muscle car heritage, but the plug-in hybrid Volt didn't stand a chance of beating the Tesla Model S in a recent quarter-mile race.

    As you can see in the video below, shown recently on That Racing Channel, the Model S took the lead in the race right away, hitting the finish line in 12.562 seconds at 108.34 miles per hour. The Volt took a leisurely 17.201 seconds and only reached 80.36 mph. "Hey, that one on the left was so quiet!" a member of the audience remarks about the Model S right after the race finishes. Yes, that's part of its all-electric beauty.

    About a week earlier, the same Model S set a quarter-mile speed record for a production vehicle, hitting a time of 12.371 seconds at 110.84 mph. Motor Trend has done better than 80.36 mph with a Volt netting 16.8 seconds at 81.5 mph but in a race against the much more powerful and much costlier Tesla, it's just an unfair fight. Check out the video below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Ye1792DmikE

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    Re: Tesla Model S vs Chevy Volt drag race ends exactly how you think it will

    12 seconds and it didn't blow up? Photoshopped.

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    Re: Tesla Model S vs Chevy Volt drag race ends exactly how you think it will

    As someone who drives a Model S at some point almost every day, I can confirm that it is shockingly quick and still puts a grin on my face every time I mash the accelerator.
    Last edited by Dorikiev; 02-10-2013 at 08:47 AM.

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