Drag Races: Competing vs the COPO Camaro
This brief video clip from Drag Racing And Vehicle Things on YouTube flaunts a succession of ¼-mile drag competitions at Bradenton Motorsports Park intended for Street Heat and Test ‘N Tune.
The focal point here is the assorted diversity of cars pitted against the Tesla Plaids, which are electric automobiles with a remarkable acceleration from the production line.
A lot of individuals are aware that Plaids possess nine-second capabilities, yet there is not a sufficient number of retail vehicles available in the market capable of completing the formerly mentioned 0 to sixty miles per hour challenge within two seconds. Nevertheless, this video displays some exceptional cars with extraordinary custom powertrains equipped.
Here’s a breakdown of each clip, and whether the Plaid proves to be the speediest car on the strip or traditional internal combustion engines still reign supreme.
In the video, there are a couple of Teslas present – the ONE STOP SOLAR ride driven by Vince and the widely-known Tesla Plaid Channel’s Andrew at the helm.
At the inaugural contest, the Tesla was put up against a souped-up Nissan GT-R, easily outrunning its electric brethren to take the win courtesy of its zip; clocking times of 147 mph and 167 mph at the trap mark.
The Lamborghini Huracan comes equipped with an impressive 5.2-liter V10 and 572 horsepower, readily allowing it to achieve rapid 0 to 60 mph speeds of no longer than 3.5 seconds. Despite this, its true potential is demonstrated at higher speeds where the Tesla may gain a brief advantage before the Lambo regains control in the latter stages of the race.
It appears that a Tesla car may be just as swift as a Lamborghini, but this depends highly on if the Lamborghini has been modified or not, information which is unclear from the video presented.
The Tesla Model S Plaid comes in at around $115,000, which, compared to the hefty price tag of the Lamborghini Huracan ($250,000), makes it a great economical option if fashion and performance are of lesser priority.
Andrew’s Tesla engaged in a showdown with a customised Chevy Chevelle and was narrowly beaten, registering an elapsed time of 9:20. The next contest pitted the car against a classic dragster, which showed only marginally superior performance at one second faster than the Plaid.
It’s worth keeping an eye out for the fantastic Chevrolet COPO Camaro which comes at the end; it is a speed machine, leaving Tesla far behind with its eighth-of-a-mile race in just eight seconds and speed indicator hovering at around 170 mph