When we think of Tesla, we usually associate it with impressive accelerations thanks to its instant and massive torque. However, we were surprised to come across a video in which a Tesla Model 3 took on an imposing all-black Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 in a drag race.
These two American vehicles recently met at the starting line at the Las Vegas International Speedway, and we wondered if both the Tesla and Corvette owners were thinking the same thing: “Oh my God! Do I have to compete against that?”
Both brands offer higher levels of performance, such as the Plaid and Z06 models, and we could imagine fans of both companies suggesting a different outcome if only those high-performance models had faced off. However, you compete with what you have, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 proved more than willing to participate.
When the Christmas lights lit up, the Model 3 was the first to take off, but it seemed sluggish or daydreaming about the Plaid’s third motor, as the Corvette overtook it just 100 feet from the starting line, never looking back. The Stingray completed the race in 12.29 seconds at 114 mph, while the Tesla achieved a rather modest time of 13.84 seconds at 98 mph.
This exciting showdown between the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 shows that while electric vehicles offer impressive acceleration, there are still traditional brands that can keep up in a speed race. This competition demonstrates the diversity of options that car enthusiasts currently have, with both electric and internal combustion models.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Which vehicles competed in the drag race?
– A Tesla Model 3 and a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 went head to head.
2. Where did the drag race take place?
– The race took place at the Las Vegas International Speedway.
3. Who won the race?
– The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 emerged as the winner.
4. What are the higher levels of performance offered by these brands?
– Tesla offers the Plaid model, while Chevrolet offers the Z06.
5. What was the recorded time for the Corvette Stingray C8?
– The Corvette Stingray C8 completed the race in 12.29 seconds at 114 mph.
6. What was the recorded time for the Tesla Model 3?
– The Tesla Model 3 achieved a time of 13.84 seconds at 98 mph.
– Torque: a measure of an object’s rotational force.
Suggested Related Links:
– Official Tesla website
– Official Chevrolet website