Watch Tesla Model S Take Down Turbo Chevy Camaro

MAY 29 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 10

This turbo Chevy Camaro doesn’t even stand a chance against the all-electric torque of the Tesla Model S.

For some, watching Tesla vehicles destroy ICE cars on the drag strip may get old. For others, it’s just more ammunition to share with those that are not yet converted. When breaking the “ICE” with family or friends about the importance of electric cars to our future, gather up some videos like this to show them that EVs are surely not lacking.

There’s not really much to say about this one, except that it looks like a race car racing a kid’s toy. Yes, we know people will say that if the cars were traveling further, going to top speed, or hitting a winding road, the Camaro would eventually overtake the Model S (this is why we need an electric Camaro).

But c’mon … in everyday driving, the zero-to-60-mph time and instant torque is something that anyone can appreciate. If you’re driving beyond a quarter-mile with the pedal to the floor or trying to achieve the top speed in your car on local roads, you’re breaking the law and putting yourself in an unsafe situation.

Sure, if you only intend to use your car to win races on legal tracks and you don’t mind cramped accommodations, there are many fantastic options that will outperform the Model S in certain circumstances. But, when talking about a five- to seven-seat family sedan that can pull of such head-turning results, it sure is impressive.

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10 Comments on "Watch Tesla Model S Take Down Turbo Chevy Camaro"

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Dave

Man, what is the point of this story? A 4 cylinder base Camaro that costs 1/3 the model S price its not exactly a legit comparison? Maybe take them to the road course, skidpad, or figure eight, where it could be fun to watch.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

” Camaro that costs 1/3 the model S price ”

I know right?
They need to post the “Price as tested”.

Chris Stork

These drag strip vids are getting tedious. What I really want to see is the Climate Control Endurance Rally:
An EV vs an ICE;
Starts in their respective garages;
Each driver starts their car;
Each driver turns on the AC (or heat if it’s winter);
Each driver closes the garage door.
The race ends when the EV battery dies (if there’s no electrical outlet in the garage), the ICE runs out of gas (if there’s no pump in the garage), or a driver dies of CO poisoning.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

ROTFLMAO

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Meh.

John

That’s my guy!!

Clive

That’s the best he’s got !

ScrewEV'S

So it can take down a base Turbo 4? I’m not all that impressed. When it can beat a Exorcist, Yenko or COPO (All closest in price to a p100d) I will be impressed, When it cost less than a pickup truck but can lap faster than a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 I will be impressed. But until then the performance model Tesla is a sad excuse for a drag car that any tuner could out-race for 1/3 the price.