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Tesla Model S Takes On 2014 Corvette Stingray At The Drag Strip: Video

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Much has been made of the Tesla Model S's performance chops, particularly in the 85-kWh Performance version. But even more has been made of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray's undeniable athletic abilities. So what happens when the two face off on the drag strip?

The answer may surprise you, but we're not going to ruin it for you. The head-to-head does come down to the wire, however.

The video, by way of Drag Times, shows two passes down the 1/4-mile, pitting the hottest version of the Model S against the C7 Corvette with the Z51 package and six-speed automatic transmission. Whether the seven-speed manual would do any better is open to debate, though it would certainly rely more heavily on the driver's abilities.

This isn't the first time we've seen the Model S on the straight strip, either. A previous video showed the electric sedan capable of runs in the 12.371-second range (trouncing a convertible Viper in the process), a stout mark by any propulsion standards. Likewise, the first customer-owned Stingray hit the strip and turned in a 12.23-second run.

Considering the straight line isn't even the Stingray's greatest strength, there's no real debate to be had over which is the better performance car, but that the Model S can hang with America's best pure sports car in even one dimension of ability is impressive.

What we'd like to see next: the 600-mile road trip race. Wonder which would win that?
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