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Game Over? Tesla Model 3 Outruns the Corvette

It's time to move on.

1y ago

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Internet is full of videos where Tesla is embarrassing the supercar royalties, so we've gotten used to them, but this one is a little different. Instead of the usual Model S, which is the fastest accelerating car on sale today, we have the budget option - Model 3. Mind you, it's the performance package which means 0-60mph faster than the McLaren F1 - 3.3 seconds.

The challenger of the new age couldn't be more old school - a C6 Corvette ZO6, with the manual transmission and the largest and most powerful naturally-aspirated engine GM has ever built. 505hp spewing out of a 7-liter small block V8. Haha, small block. By all acounts, it's a serious performance car!

Now watch what that white croissant shaped car does to a low and wide supercar:

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Surprisingly, the Corvette jumps ahead, but that is more likely because of the Tesla's bad start, and from there on, things do get interesting. Usually it's it the electric car that would run out of puff after a while, but here we see it catching on the Corvette - and the reason is plain obvious: Changing gears by hand is slower and will cost you.

In the end, the Model 3 takes it by the width of a hair, finishing at 11.748 seconds; just .033 second ahead of the Corvette, proving once and for all, old school cars are done.

It's been fun, it's been exciting, noisy and sexy, but in the end, electricity travels faster than the trail of petrol set on fire.

Still, which one would you rather have?

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  • I want to hear my engine. I want it to roar so that I can feel it and smell it. When its loud every little imperfection will stand out. Get it tuned up healthy and that roar will send chills through your body and make your hair stand on end every time. Silent does not cure that need.

      1 year ago
    • You've been trained to like noisy cars. Why is it bad if the laptop is noisy, but for a car it's good? Why are thin women considered sexy these days, while in the renaissance people lusted over chubby girls?

      Are we indoctrinated to like noisy...

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        1 year ago
    • Don't get me wrong speed is speed and when it come to that need, well.. then it's who's faster that has my heart. There are many thrills in life and v8 engines are one. The Rimac and the P 1 are two of my lust cars. They are quiet and monsters

        1 year ago
  • Let's make some noise!

      1 year ago
    • skrrra pap pap ka ka ka skibidi pap pap & a pu pu drrr boom

      Please say you understand this joke 😁

        1 year ago
    • That a lot of noise

        1 year ago
  • You left out torque, which is most relevant to this type of demonstration. But I'll take a noisy brisket sandwich over a quiet croissant any day.

      1 year ago
  • Noise is pointless. It's what it represents.

      1 year ago
    • I represents rapidly firing explosions? Don't get me wrong, I like the noise. But why do I like it?

      Imaginary fistbump to anyone who explains this deep question 😀

        1 year ago
    • Noise is an indicator for power in an engine, plus it stimulates one of our favorite senses. We use sound as a guide to how an engine is working, and for things like telling us when to change gears.

      Nothing wrong with it, although electric...

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        1 year ago
  • I dont just love the noise I love the smell, that intense pound on my chest, the goosebumps on my arms!!!!😉

      1 year ago
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