Oh, please, and not another Tesla drag video where this electric sedan makes use ...
Oh, please, and not another Tesla drag video where this electric sedan makes use of its spectacular torque and the traction control management to smoke the high-power gasoline car.
But why not? This never gets old. Sure, the stock Model S P100D is more expensive than most of these modified vehicles (modifications included), and you could build the car that is quicker than the Tesla with $150k, and this isn’t really about money.
It is about having the option of buying the stock car that is profoundly different than all the other, that can also beat all of them to the 60 mph mark from the standstill.
It is about the ridiculousness of the situation. A vehicle made by the relatively new company that can outperform products from brands with decades of the tradition, even those who claim to make supercars.
The Cadillac CTS-V is no supercar, but it is the perfectly decent performance vehicle, and especially after it’s had its powertrain modified to deliver 850 wheel hp.
The only downside to that? It still has to rely solely on those two rear wheels to put all a power on the ground, which is obviously the impossible task at low speeds.
Something the Tesla takes full advantage on. The first two runs are from the standstill, and it is almost embarrassing to watch. That beautiful sound of a 6.2-liter V8 coupled to the sports exhausts suddenly feels like desperation.
It is not aggressive anymore, it’s the wounded beast screaming its helplessness. It is the dinosaur realizing its time has come. Why they even bothered to mount the rear-facing GoPro on the Cadillac is beyond us. And then the two vehicles line up for the rolling start.
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