Video: Tesla Model S Lines Up Against Corvette C7

Even though Elon Musk may not consider the Tesla Model S to be a “performance car” per se, the instant torque and 416 horsepower means the electric luxury sedan can get moving in a hurry. At the drag strip it has surprised more than one driver, but how does the Tesla Model S P85+ do against a world-class sports car like the 2014 Corvette C7?

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Video: Tesla Model S VS. Chevy Volt Drag Race

While we’re still technically in the middle of winter, for racers of all kinds February feels like the final stretch of cold, wintery days. At the end of January the National Electric Drag Racing Association held its first drag race of the 2013 season, giving us a glimpse of what the Tesla Model S can do on the track. But what about the Chevy Volt? This video pits both green cars against each other, and the results aren’t what we’d call surprising.

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