Skip to comments.Tesla versus Corvette – who wins in a quarter mile sprint?
Posted on 02/01/2014 12:54:24 PM PST by artichokegrower
A head-to-head race with a 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 reveals that the executive sedan's performance as well as its powertrain is electric.
On paper there shouldn't be any doubt. The current Corvette is one of the fastest homegrown production cars currently on sale in the US. It boasts a 0-60mph (100km/h) time of 3.8 seconds and over 400hp on tap for when needs arise.
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A motorcycle will beat a Stingray in the quarter mile too. I would take a ZR1 over the Stingray, though.
The first race the corvette driver was sleeping at the wheel.
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That’s a nonsense article. Electric cars have been quicker off the line for ages, but they just are not practical for racing in general, never mind daily driving. There was a time when steam cars were way quicker off the line than internal-combustion-engine cars as well, but that doesn’t mean we ought to call for a return to steam automobiles.
I’ll bet my poodle is quicker off the line (for a foot or so), too.
If you watch the Christmas tree on the first race, the tesla leaves on the last yellow and the Vette leaves on the green. Towards the end of the 1/4 it’s pretty clear the Vette is really starting to pull. So, if the tesla left early on the first run and beat the Vette by .237 and on the second run the Vette beat the tesla by .774(?), sounds to me like the Vette won both races. But the tesla may burst in to flames quicker.
I like the idea myself. A wood pellet stove engine might be just the ticket.
White zombie has been tearing up the strips for a while
The qtr. mile was close. The 1 mile the vette won by 1/2 hour.
Pretty impressive for an electric car though. Can I go for a test drive?
Which one wins in having to be propped up with tax dollars? It is a tie.
Don’t know if wood pellets work with flash boilers. I’ll have to look into that.
The last steam cars produced could get up to working pressure from cold in about five minutes. They seemed like impressive machines to me. You refueled at the gas station just like with the internal-combustion cars because they mostly burned gasoline as fuel. No transmission (just valve gear), but you had a lot of low-end torque and could accelerate pretty rapidly from a stop.
What was the ET? That tells us who got there faster..not who finished at the line first.
For 90 grand, that Tesla should be able to do at least one thing that’s impressive.
LOL, best post!
From what I have read, they simply let the pilot on all night and kept the thing warm It could even be quick coupled to your heat in the house to supplement the heat. Simple as there was only about a few moving parts since the thing was nearly direct drive. The engine was the brake etc.
“In 1906 the Land Speed Record was broken by a Stanley ... record for a steam vehicle set by a Stanley Steamer in 1906, setting a new speed record of 139.843 ..”
Please explain to me how the lower ET doesn't cross the line first every time if they both start together.
Its the time from end to end. It happens because one might get off faster at the start...Jump the gun. If they both start at the exact time, which nearly never happens, the faster car has the lower time.
If you watch the video to about 1:58 mark they have the time slips posted for both races. And I gotta correct myself. The Vette won race two by .0774. Speed wise the Vette had it on both runs.
You saw the same thing I did. The Tesla left earlier.
Yes. But sadly, unless they changed the rules since I last ran, the one across the line first without red lighting wins.
I havent followed Drag racing since 06. Grew out of it I suppose.
Example, if one leaves when the moment the light turns green (reaction time) and is across the line first he wins. But the one who leaves a couple ticks after, could have a faster ET.
A friend in High School had a Dad with a mid-70s Corvette, and he let us drive. But only around his private property, not out on public roads. But hey, I drove a Corvette. It’s weird how close to the deck you are.
“The Tesla Model S on the other hand is a car for eco-minded executives that worry more about the effects of burning fossil fuels than of the ability to burn rubber.”
So they buy an overpriced car that runs on coal. Brilliant!
Vette 0-60 time:3.8 secs.
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5S 0-60 time:3.7 seconds.
Vette quarter mile: 12.4 secs @ 113.7 mph
Tesla quarter mile: 12.6 secs @ 102.6 mph
So the Tesla would have the advantage right out of the light.
Just how much taxpayer money was given to the tesla group?
That works out to a fuel cost of $0.245 a mile for a gasoline engine and a cost of $0.0362 a mile for a Tesla (Tesla assumed a cost per kwh of 11 cents).
This is what I kinda got into back in 1970s after I grew out of drag racing. This is how it goes sometime..
“Just how much taxpayer money was given to the tesla group?”
$465 million USD but Tesla paid it back.
Tesla Is No Success Story
Tesla is only profitable thanks to politics and tax subsidies.
It’s hard to believe this came from US News and World Report.
I haven't driven one, but given that aspect, one would think EV's would need a damper or governor to prevent an accident pedal to the metal burst of speed.
If the Tesla left on the yellow, it would have been disqualified.
Tesla driver jumped the start on the first race.
Electric cars have some serious torque. But in a longer race, Vette wins every time.
Neither wins, both run out of fuel.
Duped investor monies.......
You should have mentioned the $34.7 million tax break just given by Californicate..........
Back in 1980, I owned a 1969 Cougar with a 351 Windsor engine and had 60 series tires on the back with 70 series on the front. It was tuned nice and went like a raped ape.
I raced a friend of mine who had a 1979 Camaro Z28 with a 3 speed manual tranny strapped onto the stock 350 cu plant..
I beat his arse off the line for about...100 yards, when he dropped it to 2nd gear, he flew by me easy as pie.
I still liked my Red Cougar better though. It had class.
I missed that one!
I'm sure Obama's
gestapo EPA will find a reason to out law this too.
Two companies with their hands out for our money. I will never buy from Tesla or GM ever.
Can you imagine? With the steering and suspensions they had it was like, ya had to be nuts.
You was spinning your wheels and he got hooked up I bet.
The first rails had two speed slush buckets in them for transmissions if I remember right.
Yeah let’s go best of ten or twenty 1/4 miles.
Both are gubmint motors.Who cares? I sure as hell don’t.
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