Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery

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  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    In the black corner, you've got the Model S Plaid that famously produces1021 hp and 1051 lb-ft of torque from its tri-motor setup. The Plaid weighs a hefty 4766 lbs.
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    The Stingray meanwhile, this one with the optional Z51 package is rocking a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V-8, that puts out 495 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. The C8 tips the scales at 3534 lbs
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    So it's just under 500 hp in the Vette against 1000 hp in the Tesla. So, will the rubber make a difference, especially since it was a chilly 50 F? Let's find out
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    For Round 1, the Tesla was in its drag strip mode, where the batteries were nice and toasty
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    ANd the Plaid did ist usual thing
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    Taking the first round by quite some margin
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    So to make things interesting, the pair decide to give the C8 a two-second head start
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    So, the hammer drops and the C8 is on its way
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    Two seconds later, the Plaid sets off in hot pursuit. Will it be able to catch the Vette before the 1/4 mile
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    Not quite, and the C8 just about managed to hold off the Plaid, but not by much
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    For the third and final pass, Plaid dials it down to Sports mode to see if that makes a difference
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
    Well, it was for the two cars were neck and neck, but once the Plaid managed to get some momentum, it was gone
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
  • Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package - gallery
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