Place your bets. It’s old school powertrain versus modern propulsion methods in this quarter mile race. A 600 hp Chevrolet Chevelle met an unlikely contender in Yakima, Washington on the drag strip in the Tesla Model S.
The video above doesn’t state which battery model the Model S is, but any Model S’ acceleration and speed is never something to scoff at. Instantaneous torque can pull off some pretty incredible things.
We won’t spoil the outcome, but the Chevelle does get the jump on the Tesla and holds itself in a scream of V8 thunder, even lifting the front wheels off of the ground for a moment.
Click play on the video above to see which will prevail: V8 power, or zero emissions batteries.