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Well only once. :)

P85 Tesla against the C7 with the Z51 performance package.

 

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Looks like the corvette driver needs to work on hit R/T. A little closer to the Tesla R/T and he would have taken both races.
 

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Wow, I almost bought a Tesla (but not the P85). It does driving very nice and acceleration is unreal for a 4,000+lb sedan.
I'm impressed it even runs close to the Stingray.
NOTE: The P85 is a $100K car. The P60 has 1/5 less juice and is still $70K.


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Wow, I almost bought a Tesla (but not the P85). It does driving very nice and acceleration is unreal for a 4,000+lb sedan.
I'm impressed it even runs close to the Stingray.
NOTE: The P85 is a $100K car. The P60 has 1/5 less juice and is still $70K.


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Goes to show you where the future of cars are going. Gotta admit that Tesla is one impressive ride!
 

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I got to ride in a tesla last month. The power and immediate torque is incredibly impressive, but its got no soul. That sensation of speed and excitement found in the c7 is unfortunately muted in the tesla. I need to hear pipes and feel a buildup.

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Tesla does make some amazing cars. I have driven both 'sports car' and sedan- very impressive acceleration. But you aren't buying one as an alternative to the Stingray. Also, try and drive 400 to 500 miles on a trip without recharging as you easily can in your Vette.:cool:
 

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Tesla has great acceleration, and is a wonderful car, but when I did an "internet build," the Tesla I put together was over $110K. Give me a Z06 and "lot of change back,"instead, and will continue to enjoy my $20K Cruze Eco manual trans for my daily errands (having averaged over 40 MPG) for its first two years.
 

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Electric motors have AMAZING torque. I think the issue will be driving range. Many people love to do long tours in their Corvettes.
 

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Goes to show you where the future of cars are going. Gotta admit that Tesla is one impressive ride!
Totally agree!

Have you seen the new Porsche 918?

They combine the best of both worlds...
http://www.porsche.com/microsite/918/mobile/index_usa.html

I expect there will be a burgeoning aftermarket for these configurations in the next decade.

I would expect to see Chevy give this serious consideration for the C8.



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Electric motors have AMAZING torque. I think the issue will be driving range. Many people love to do long tours in their Corvettes.
The range on the Tesla Model S P85 is almost 300 miles. They are building something like 200 FREE rapid charging stations around then US. At these stations you can get a 50% charge for free in less than 20 min or you can get a full charged battery swap out in 15 mins for less than a tank of gas.

As battery and motor efficiency improves over the next decade these figures will all get way better.


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The range on the Tesla Model S P85 is almost 300 miles. They are building something like 200 FREE rapid charging stations around then US. At these stations you can get a 50% charge for free in less than 20 min or you can get a full charged battery swap out in 15 mins for less than a tank of gas.

As battery and motor efficiency improves over the next decade these figures will all get way better.


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That is fabulous! I had not heard that news!
 

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Or a car whose drive is totally electric, but with a gas-powered generator which can recharge the batteries on the fly:

2012 Fisker Karma - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube
Yes, an awesome car, but given their bankruptcy, a dicey move to purchase one.

But? I guess That's what happens when you spend more than a half million dollars per car produces and sell them for $100K, thinking you'll make it up in volume!


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Yes, an awesome car, but given their bankruptcy, a dicey move to purchase one.

But? I guess That's what happens when you spend more than a half million dollars per car produces and sell them for $100K, thinking you'll make it up in volume!


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Bankruptcy is old news. There stock is now 185 a share and climbing. Elon Musk is a genius. Look at his other business venture (Space X). Google hyper loop and then tell me what ya think of this guy. AMAZING!
 

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The range on the Tesla Model S P85 is almost 300 miles. They are building something like 200 FREE rapid charging stations around then US. At these stations you can get a 50% charge for free in less than 20 min or you can get a full charged battery swap out in 15 mins for less than a tank of gas.

As battery and motor efficiency improves over the next decade these figures will all get way better.


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That is good for some people I am sure. However I don't like planning my travels around where they will have a rapid charge station. Further, I anticipate the tax paying public will soon grow tired of supporting these "free" recharge stations.:cool:
 

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That is good for some people I am sure. However I don't like planning my travels around where they will have a rapid charge station. Further, I anticipate the tax paying public will soon grow tired of supporting these "free" recharge stations.:cool:
The tax paying public isn't supporting these free recharge stations, at least not directly.

They are built and paid for by Tesla, available to any electric vehicle but free for a Tesla.

Sure Tesla is reaping 10s and 100s of millions of dollars in selling CA zero emissions credits but they are profitable w/o that, it's just Elon saw it as a catalyst for heavy investment in infrastructure.

I agree with your hesitation to be limited to a few charging stations per state which is part of why I decided not to buy a tesla, but it's also important to recognize that the model is different. You leave home fully charged every day for one. And then you have to expect Tesla won't be the only game in town in a few years. The world is changing beneath our feet faster than most people realize.
Don't be caught spending too much time focusing on the rear view mirror.






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Bankruptcy is old news. There stock is now 185 a share and climbing. Elon Musk is a genius. Look at his other business venture (Space X). Google hyper loop and then tell me what ya think of this guy. AMAZING!
The bankruptcy I referred to was Fisker's.

Elon is a genius. Tesla is a game changer.


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If I could choose three vehicles to be given to drive for a set number of years, and then return, at no charge to me (so even multi-million dollar cars are in play here), one would be a C7, and a Tesla Model S would be one of the other two.
 
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