Automakers are competing to make good electric cars while also working to improve combustion engines, and it’s creating some strange paradoxes.
Tesla Model Y and Corvette C8
In the new TFLCar video, we can see the drag race of these two dissimilar cars. Although it raises several questions, it’s gonna be a breathtaking race.
Tesla Model Y and Chevrolet Corvette C8 similarities and differences
Tesla doesn’t advertise its vehicles’ output, but TFLCar says the Tesla Model Y Performance has about 450 horsepower and 667 Nm of torque. The Corvette has almost the same output of 495 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque.
Of course, there are significant differences. The Tesla Model Y weighs 1995 kg, while the Chevy Corvette C8 weighs around 1,632 kg. The Corvette is a rear-wheel drive, while Tesla is a all-wheel-drive setup.
Drag Race Result
The two cars perform almost identically at the start line and surprisingly maintain their short distance to the finish line. Corvette C8 had a slight lead at the beginning, although Tesla Model Y close the distance afterward. The Model Y only beats the Corvette by a bumper.
Of course, if the drag distance was longer, the Corvette could change the aftermath. Although we wouldn’t expect a huge different outcome.
TFL says the Corvette accelerated from 0 to 96 km/h in 4.17 seconds, compared to 3.93 seconds of Model Y.
TFL also took the two cars to it’s track. Corvette set a new record with a time of about one minute. Tesla Model Y also had a time of 1 minute and 2.84 seconds right behind it.
What do you think about this drag race of Tesla and Chevrolet?