Comments - DRT: Tesla Model S vs. Dodge Viper SRT10

Published: Jan 29, 2013
Description: EV fans are going to love this while traditional gearheads may want to turn away now. As for this week's installment of Drag Race Tuesdays, we see the all-new Tesla Model S go to the line next to...
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Sivert Grande Jan 30, 2013
The result depends on the driver, and the Viper is hard to tame. I guess the driver didn't know how to handle it.
Scott Kennedy Jan 29, 2013
Damn! The tesla is faster than I though!
Jacob Burford Jan 29, 2013
A viper is much faster than that over a quarter mile!
Jacob Burford Jan 29, 2013
I'm with Patrick and Matt! Hard to believe! Too hard to believe if you ask me!
Matt Piccolo Jan 29, 2013
Yea that can't b right. Props to the tesla though
Patrick Schalk Jan 29, 2013
Gotta be a driver error. Vipers are way faster than that
Pablo Herasme Jan 29, 2013
The guy probably didn't know how to launch it.
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 29, 2013
I'm shocked
Tyler Tarbox Jan 29, 2013
Those are some impressive stats by the Tesla but how in the world did the Viper not run faster than a 12.3?
Isaac Suarez Jan 29, 2013
12.3 1/4 mile, Vipers are in the high 11's?????? The Tesla is awesome, until you want to go on a road trip lol.
Josh Negron Jan 29, 2013
'Nuff said, man!
Frederick Perez Jan 29, 2013
EV over V10? Impressive
Description: Because of this performance, the Model S is now officially the world's fastest production EV. The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) was present at the time and has verified these ...
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Kyle Malcomson Mar 10, 2013
Got to love brand loyalty. One guy said you could tune the viper but not the tess, bigger motors or reprogram the current ones to push closer to their limit. As was said below the combustion engine will end up losing out to electricity. It's cleaner way more efficient just very expensive due to development costs as was the case with early combustion motors.
Cian Mac Gearailt Jan 30, 2013
*model s
Cian Mac Gearailt Jan 30, 2013
It was obvious that the tesla was going to win i don't see why you's think it was fixed electric cars have incredible torque the viper would have taken over if it was longer
Jorge Gonzalez Jan 30, 2013
Now go charge your batteries.
Lorenzo Pagano Jan 30, 2013
Suck it Viper
William Downs Jan 29, 2013
The viper didn't get its ass handed to it, that was 100% the driver screwing up, viper has a way better 0-60 then that and a lot better of a 1/4mile
Sean Holcomb Jan 29, 2013
Thing is you can tune a viper. Try tuning a model s.
Kevin Morris Jan 29, 2013
That's sad that a Viper got its A** handed to it by a 12 second car.
Alex Bouckley Jan 29, 2013
Oh my god. I think I want the performance model now instead of the normal one.
Vincent Chen Jan 29, 2013
I love how so many people try to make excuses for the viper. Wonder if they would do the same for the tesla if it had lost
Aaron Crisp Jan 29, 2013
Put them in the standing mile or track and Viper would destroy it. Amazing EV though, that torque is ridiculous. Props.
Ryan Spencer Jan 29, 2013
Who've gotta hand it to 'em...
Pablo Herasme Jan 29, 2013
Man, EV's are getting too quick too fast, this may be the demise of the combustion engine as we know it
Tino Domingue Jan 29, 2013
The difference between analog n digital... Digital is on/off so the power is all there at once!!!
Ryan Haverty Jan 29, 2013
While impressive of the Tesla S, u have to keep in mind the Viper they used is almost 10 years old and for whatever reason it didn't run at it's optimum level.
David Justice Jan 29, 2013
The fact that a lot of you want faster, new cars and/or a better driver, etc is a testament to how ground breaking this car is. To think this is only the beginning for Tesla...
Lou Guerrero Jan 29, 2013
Hey, I go to PBIR.
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 29, 2013
Dylan... Your right about climate and track conditions, however, this was not in Denver with its thin air... This is simply a driver issue... Lets see the current gen viper now
Dylan Bruder Jan 29, 2013
That was interesting and dont forget climate and track conditions change the time the viper wont automatically hit 12.1 every time just because it's capable of it
Ashton Summers Jan 29, 2013
Can imagine the guy in the viper is going to get some abuse for this.
Roman Podrezov Jan 29, 2013
Even with it loosing badly, I would take the Viper over an electric car any day.
Juventas Telsinskas Jan 29, 2013
we are witnessing the end of ICE age!
John Augustus Jan 29, 2013
Wow. EV 4 door saloon beats a viper on a drag strip. EV is still a relatively new tech in cars, imagine what it'll be like in 10years. Mark my words, this is the beginning of the end for combustion engines. Just sayin
Haoliang Li Jan 29, 2013
@Adam Bad driver lol
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 29, 2013
Something is quite off... A Stock 2003 Viper according to MotorTrends road test shows a quarter mile time of 12.19... Which is faster then the fastest run by this Telsa S
Isaac Suarez Jan 29, 2013
If only battery tech would be better so you could take the Tesla on a road trip AND.....it was affordable for us normal folks.
Duke Vu Jan 29, 2013
This is like robot running against human.
Sahm Jafari Jan 29, 2013
Rear wheels*
Boyd Boudreaux Jan 29, 2013
Have to remember electric motors have instant torque and it's at all four wheels
Brady Fereday Jan 29, 2013
a gtr would own this thing its 1/4 mile time is under 11 and that looked like an older viper an acr would own this ev
Jackson Michael Jan 29, 2013
Bring on the vette!
Felix Rhett Jan 29, 2013
Poor viper. It's been having a rough go lately.
Ethan Amo Jan 29, 2013
Wow...that tesla is damn fast
Daniel Alexander Soutar Jan 29, 2013
In fairness, the Viper isn't the kind of car I would use for a drag race. I dislike them as a rule, but I bet an Ariel Atom or a Nissan GTR would keep up, at least...
David Justice Jan 29, 2013
I think the Model S looks great with 250-300 mile range and real performance numbers. I want one!!
Zeus Mocha Jan 29, 2013
Same here nick. I just wish the tesla looked better than it does now.
Nick Schnee Jan 29, 2013
I expected the Tesla to win off the line, but I thought the Viper would catch up to it...
Dave Rain Jan 29, 2013
That is epic!! Lol
Matt Piccolo Jan 29, 2013
Awesome
Pablo Herasme Jan 29, 2013
This would be a great daily driver
Tino Domingue Jan 29, 2013
Yep... one passed me the other day while driving down the steer the, had to double check to make shire it was a tesla... Yep it was n it was so nice n clean
Roberto Menendez Jan 29, 2013
It is original and beautiful
Bader Al Ajeel Jan 29, 2013
I want tesla roadster sport
Mario Callirgos Jan 30, 2013
I love how the viper that lost was a 2003 with 500 hp but all the pictures are of the 2008 ACR with 600 hp! There is a .5 second difference in the0-60 right there
Jacob Burford Jan 29, 2013
Love Vipers! They have a bad ass effect like nothing else!
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Jan 29, 2013
This is a great demonstration of how to make a viper look its best.
Matt Piccolo Jan 29, 2013
I love these things! They're beast!
Brian Johnston Jan 29, 2013
One of the greats
rowhan116 Jan 29, 2013
That's a REALLY good shot, and car!
Author Norman R. Colson Jan 29, 2013
Badass! For AMERICA!
Dylan Bruder Jan 29, 2013
Menacing
Bader Al Ajeel Jan 29, 2013
Cant wait to srt viper acr
Mike Carbaugh Jan 29, 2013
That's a mean lookin car