Tesla Model S Versus Chevy II Nova – Drag Race Video

3 years ago by Mike Anthony 7

“Tesla Model S vs Chevy II Nova at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison CO at almost 6000 feet above sea level.”

Almost neck and neck. Who will win?

States the video description.

What looks to be a Chevrolet II Nova with some serious ponies under the hood goes up against a Tesla Model S in a drag race.

Judging by the quarter mile times, we believe the Model S was a standard 85 kWh battery pack.

The end result was something we absolutely did not expect.

The Model S can be your all purpose vehicle that’s practical, does not use a drop of gas and…oh yeah…it’s fast!

Tesla Model S specs for 60 kWh, 85 kWh & 85 kWh Performance options.

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7 responses to "Tesla Model S Versus Chevy II Nova – Drag Race Video"

  1. L.C. says:

    Amazing, considering the Nova got the jump on him.

  2. EV says:

    i think this is the first time we’ve seen a tesla get beat off the line BUT then overtakes the car in the long run

    1. ModernMarvelFan says:

      It is all about gearing ratio…

  3. protomech says:

    Sounded like something in the Nova’s drivetrain broke – maybe the clutch, maybe the transmission.

    It practically coasting across the trap, and you can hear the engine banging at redline.

  4. Elroy says:

    Clearly the other car broke down. So not really a complete race, or one to brag home about. An 82mph trap speed is so bad, almost no car listed in the Road And Track test summary page traps that low. A Mazda 6 sedan traps faster than that, lol.