Tesla Model S P90D Almost Takes Down A C7 Corvette Z06: Video9
When you hear of a full-sized EV sedan almost beating the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in the quarter-mile your mind nearly stumbles at the thought. But the Tesla Model S P90D (Ludicrous Mode) means business.
We’ve seen what the Model S is capable of at the strip before, so we weren’t all that surprised by its time. In fact, this isn’t the first time a Model S takes on a Corvette. It’s just hard to conceptualize the fact that it can nearly match the caliber of the performance-driven Chevrolet Corvette Z06, especially the most recent iteration in the C7.
In any case, it makes for a great race, as the LT4-powered C7 Z06 is able to make up for its (driver induced?) slow start and edge-out the Model S by about .3 seconds with a time of 11.091.
Granted, this is just a straight line. At a circuit track we have no doubt that C7 Z06 would put the smackdown on the Tesla (with the right driver). Even so, we’re wondering what Corvette enthusiasts think after seeing videos like these. Do you shrug off the apples to oranges comparison, or maybe reconsider what you thought you knew about EVs? Give us your thoughts by commenting below.
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How about we run a Tesla at the 12 hours of Sebring against the Vettes? Lets just see how far it gets in 12 hours. LOL!
Replaceable batteries kept in rotation.
I love both cars, but the Model S can carry five (and two children in the optional back seats), while the Stingray C7 can only carry two. This race proves that a hybrid Corvette must be in the planning stages by now and can become the C8. Then it can beat any car on the track!
In the future as battery tech gets smaller, more efficient and more powerful we will see everyday electric cars blow away current sports cars. The huge advantage with Electric cars is its at top speed once you press the pedal down. I’m not surprised at all.
You do know in a endurance race you try not to stay in the pits for long period of time.
Imagine combining the two powertrains into one car. I bet Corvette’s working on that, now that batteries are getting cheaper.
Drove both. The Z06 less expensive and better looking (to me). It is also by far a better all around performer. Tesla is a good people carrying Buick with a one trick pony performance gimmick. Z06 better for cross country jaunts with no supercharger planning or range anxiety – both very real for Tesla for now. Buying the Z06. My next car will be electric though. But in my opinion they are 10 years away from being really usable, and really not a long term own. Beyond 5yrs that battery is going to be getting really iffy and you’ll be relying on Tesla’s business replacement promise. They’re both good cars for what they are.
We’ll see who can pickup more hot chicks between the 2….also,1 will still need viagra and the other has it built in….oh ya,I said hot chicks,not the chunky 50yr old cougars you see when haulin ass past the local Curves or Jenny Hag,I meant Craig…sorry? And take these to the Nurburgring Ring and it’ll probably get embarressed and lapped….
Oh, my friend…corvettes are driven by 60-something men who dye their hair and have their names embroidered on colorblocked jackets that match their car. And while their vehicle may not need “viagra”, they themselves aren’t doing a thing without it.
Teslas are owned by guys whose generation don’t consider their vehicle needing a charge as a negative thing. And they’ve arrived early enough in life to consider ED meds as abstract a concept as Depends.
Tesla is cooler than you know.