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#4512004 - 09/10/17 02:30 AM Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars?
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#4512011 - 09/10/17 03:18 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Doesn't surprise me. The torque curve of the type of electric 'engine' that the Tesla uses is pretty much flat in its operational range, which means peak torque right off the bat. Gas engines have to build up to it.
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#4512015 - 09/10/17 04:06 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Being dead serious Oneyejack. I thought about this just last pm.... I thought that an electric car could RAKE in the $$$$ if they wanted to race on the street. Having 100% power available almost instantly would give the car a tremendous advantage. I figured that a car like this Tesla could out 60 foot most anything else on the street. Only question is about the tires hooking up. If yes, then those guys could make some serious dinero racing other modified gas/nitrous powered street cars.


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#4512021 - 09/10/17 04:45 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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It's more the all wheel drive, along with the weight balance, then it is electric power. None of the gas cars could hook up, and put the power they were making to the road. Wheel spin and tire smoke sounds and looks good. But it doesn't win races.

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#4512062 - 09/10/17 07:59 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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How humiliating for the nitro boys.
Got their can handed to them on a silver platter.
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#4512090 - 09/10/17 08:47 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Millions in taxpayer subsidies for THIS?

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#4512100 - 09/10/17 08:54 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Lets see Seattle to Missoula Mt. non stop doing the legal speed limit lets see who gets there first.
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#4512107 - 09/10/17 09:04 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: HerrStig]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Millions in taxpayer subsidies for THIS?


Doesn't Tesla share a lot of their tech? Might it be, that there's a good overall ROI?

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#4512128 - 09/10/17 09:24 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: gathermewool]
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Gotta love the blurred faces.......don't want to see these guys on a post office poster.

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#4512157 - 09/10/17 09:46 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Registered: 10/27/10
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Lets see Seattle to Missoula Mt. non stop doing the legal speed limit lets see who gets there first.


The guy in a airplane wins. What does that have to do with drag racing?
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#4512192 - 09/10/17 10:27 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Lets see Seattle to Missoula Mt. non stop doing the legal speed limit lets see who gets there first.


This is a good point. While these cars are impressive and fun. In reality they are little more than Jay Leno type expensive toys. And are not the slightest bit practical. Until they find a way to 100% charge the batteries in minutes instead of hours. And have a network of charging stations across the country, they'll be nothing but expensive novelties. Nothing more.

Also, the biggest problem with these cars is the high battery replacement cost. On a Toyota Prius it can run over $6K. Tesla's are no doubt much higher. In high heat desert climates batteries of any type don't last. And they lose output and longevity in frigid climates as well. Perhaps in another 2 or 3 decades, they will be able to develop a charging infrastructure, along with allowing battery technology to catch up enough to solve these problems. But for now they are simply You Tube entertainment, and not much more.

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#4512202 - 09/10/17 10:43 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: HerrStig]
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Millions in taxpayer subsidies for THIS?


You've got to be kidding! The oil industry is not only subsidized by our government, our government provides a military to support oil industry interests!

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#4512206 - 09/10/17 10:45 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Yeah the only thing is what happens when one of those fox body mustangs loses control and wrecks your $150k Tesla?

Those $600 bets don't seem to be worth it, unless its just bragging rights.
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#4512236 - 09/10/17 11:15 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: SLO_Town]
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Registered: 03/30/15
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Originally Posted By: SLO_Town
Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Millions in taxpayer subsidies for THIS?


You've got to be kidding! The oil industry is not only subsidized by our government, our government provides a military to support oil industry interests!

Scott


The difference is the oil industry earns a profit. Every stock holder who receives dividend checks from them will support that statement. Tesla would have disappeared long ago if it was not for the government propping it up at the taxpayers expense. To say the government supports the oil industry is nonsense. To say it supports Tesla, and keeps it on life support, is a fact. And the military protects ALL OF US.

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#4512238 - 09/10/17 11:17 AM Re: Wana see a Tesla humiliate some drag cars? [Re: billt460]
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Originally Posted By: billt460
It's more the all wheel drive, along with the weight balance, then it is electric power. None of the gas cars could hook up, and put the power they were making to the road. Wheel spin and tire smoke sounds and looks good. But it doesn't win races.


Yes, and I'm surprised the racers just got too "emotionally involved" to remember this bit.

Maybe they're pretty inexperienced....
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