One of the benefits of owning an electric car is the instant torque and power that is generated from the electric motors. We’ve seen time and again a Tesla beating up on its gas-powered rivals at the drag strip.
Motor1.com brings us another such video showing a base-model (Non-Z51) 2020 Corvette racing the four-door Tesla Model 3 sedan with the electric car easily beating the new mid-engine Corvette in a sprint race.
On paper, this should have been much closer as the Model 3 has a 0-60 mph time listed at 3.2 seconds while the base Mid-Engine Corvette is officially rated at 3.0 seconds with its Michelin All-Season tires. Also benefiting the Tesla is its all-wheel-drive while the non-Z51 Corvette runs with a gearing ratio that’s slightly longer than that of the Z51 model.
The C8’s driver does engage Launch Control for the run, but the car appears to bog at the beginning of the run which allows the Model 3 to easily out-run the Corvette. The video only shows the one race so bragging rights go to the electric car…this time.
Perhaps the Corvette owner needs to find some back-roads to perfect his launching of the Corvette and then schedule a rematch!
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