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Tesla versus Corvette who wins in a quarter mile sprint?
San Jose Mercury ^ | 01/31/2014

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


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OK let's do a 500 mile road race and see who wins
1 posted on 02/01/2014 12:54:24 PM PST by artichokegrower
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A motorcycle will beat a Stingray in the quarter mile too. I would take a ZR1 over the Stingray, though.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 12:59:04 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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The first race the corvette driver was sleeping at the wheel.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 12:59:53 PM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: artichokegrower

Tesla Versus Chevy Volt: Which one burns up the fastest?


4 posted on 02/01/2014 12:59:53 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: artichokegrower

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.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 1:00:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll bet my poodle is quicker off the line (for a foot or so), too.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 1:04:38 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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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.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 1:05:25 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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but that doesn't mean we ought to call for a return to steam automobiles.

I like the idea myself. A wood pellet stove engine might be just the ticket.

8 posted on 02/01/2014 1:06:05 PM PST by BipolarBob
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Electricity rules!


9 posted on 02/01/2014 1:06:33 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

White zombie has been tearing up the strips for a while


10 posted on 02/01/2014 1:06:38 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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The qtr. mile was close. The 1 mile the vette won by 1/2 hour.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 1:07:59 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: artichokegrower

Pretty impressive for an electric car though. Can I go for a test drive?


12 posted on 02/01/2014 1:08:07 PM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: artichokegrower

Which one wins in having to be propped up with tax dollars? It is a tie.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 1:09:56 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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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.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 1:12:22 PM PST by Olog-hai
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What was the ET? That tells us who got there faster..not who finished at the line first.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 1:13:29 PM PST by crz
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To: artichokegrower

For 90 grand, that Tesla should be able to do at least one thing that’s impressive.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 1:15:29 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bmwcyle

LOL, best post!


17 posted on 02/01/2014 1:15:59 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 1:16:17 PM PST by crz
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“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 ..”


19 posted on 02/01/2014 1:19:22 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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What was the ET? That tells us who got there faster..not who finished at the line first.

Please explain to me how the lower ET doesn't cross the line first every time if they both start together.

20 posted on 02/01/2014 1:20:35 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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