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Watch a Tesla Model S drag race a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray … and win

Picture this:

In a move to indulge your inner redneck, you decide to visit the local drag strip for a night filled with smoking tires and roaring fans. The first car that arrives in the lane is the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51. It’s America’s sweetheart sports car, a traditional racing machine with big displacement, wide tires, and a rigid suspension. With its 460 horsepower and 465-lb-ft of torque, it’s the obvious crowd-pleaser, and it can race from 0 to 60 in a very quick 3.8 seconds.

Short of the supercar caste, there are few cars on the road today that produce the same level of performance as a ‘Vette. Enter the challenger and underdog, the Tesla Model S P85.

This is an all-electric luxury sedan with seating for the whole family (no really, there are optional rear-facing jump seats in back), with a single gear and an incredibly heavy 85 kWh battery pack. However, the P85 is the performance-0riented version of the Model S, with 416 horsepower, and all of its 443-lb-ft of torque available from a standstill.

Tesla claims that the Model S can sprint to 60 in 4.2 seconds, so the results should be pretty easy to predict. With that said, what happens may surprise you. Take a look in the video below, with props to DragTimes for posting it.

While the Tesla may be electric, we think it’s the Corvette driver who might walk away from this one green with envy … get it?

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