Tesla Model S Performance vs Dodge Viper SRT10 drag race [video]

Sets world record

The Tesla Model S Performance was able to outrun the Dodge Viper SRT10 in a drag race.

In October last year we saw a Tesla Model S beating a BMW M5 (F10) at Gingerman Raceway in western Michigan. Now, the Performance variant (85 kWh) of the Model S bested a Dodge Viper SRT10 last weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway.

DragTimes says the electric car finished the race in 12.731 seconds at 110.84 mph (178.38 km/h), performing the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in only 3.9 seconds. The Tesla Model S now holds the world record for the fastest production EV in the ¼ mile, as confirmed by the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA).

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Ivo_205 Ivo_205
Jan 29th, 2013 5:06pm
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eitanros eitanros
Now Boeing can donate some of its battery stocks to Tesla..
Jan 29th, 2013 9:17am
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sensei sensei
Why are people surprised that an electric motor can beat an ICE engine? Its not new.
Jan 29th, 2013 7:13am
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DavidFlynn DavidFlynn
american muscle... Fail
Jan 29th, 2013 6:37am
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
Viper is an American sports car, with proper handling to prove it in the hands of the right driver. In any event, ild still rather own a viper, though i am a fan of the Tesla group.
Jan 29th, 2013 6:58am
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cargogh cargogh
That was amazingly quick. I wonder how times it could go down the track on a single charge. I bet those batteries were warm, but I could see the reality of decent range when driven normally based on this race.
Jan 29th, 2013 3:16am
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AlexSandrosCob AlexSandrosCob
Tesla Model S - National Geographic: youtu.be/fmVtfBBYdZA
Jan 29th, 2013 2:24am
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Prestige15 Prestige15
I allways thought that EV is abit of a joke, not on Tesla's concern
Jan 28th, 2013 10:20pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
I actually thought the Viper would start to catch up once it geared up, but it had no chance. The Model S doesn't fail to impress.
Jan 28th, 2013 9:17pm
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mongo mongo
Who else? Imagine Model S gets AWD and therefor double grip! No mechanical link of course. Just second electric motor on front axle. AWD Model X should beat Model S despite higher air resistance and added weight.
Jan 28th, 2013 8:54pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
No it definitely will not beat the model S weight is a far bigger key than AWD grip, especially with a driver who knows what he is doing
Jan 28th, 2013 10:55pm
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AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
never cease to amaze me, the model S
Jan 28th, 2013 8:47pm
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