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    • More Tesla propaganda: 2012 Tesla Model S versus 2012 W212 E63 AMG with M157 bi-turbo non-Performance Package drag race - Tesla wins?

      This Tesla performance hype really needs to be put to an end and additionally needs to stop being misleading. Yes, the Tesla Model S performs fairly well for its weight due to the instant torque provided by the electric motor. But a bunch of videos are going up showing the Tesla Model S beating Vipers and now twin turbo V8 AMG sedans. It simply is not realistic to think the Tesla Model S electric sedan is going to perform like a modern twin turbo V8 based sedan.


      The 2012 W212 E63 AMG in this video does not have the Performance Package option that adds more power and torque. Which is fine, because it still has more than enough power to beat the Tesla in a drag race. The Model S recently set a world record with a 1/4 mile run of 12.3@110 miles per hour. That really isn't all that fast.

      The E63 AMG stock traps much higher than this, BenzBoost having seen a stock E63 run 12.0@116 in hot Florida weather. The Tesla Model S isn't faster, it isn't going to win, and this propaganda regarding its performance needs to stop.

      The drag race in the video below is from 0-110 (coincidentally where the Tesla tops out in the 1/4 mile) and the E63 doesn't even brake boost just rolls into the throttle which of course favors a car that has no turbo lag and instant torque. This race clearly designed to favor the Tesla Model S as it stops once the E63 starts rapidly reeling it in.

      The same nonsense was seen on BimmerBoost with a Tesla Model S shown to supposedly be quicker in a drag race than the new F10 M5. It's BS, misleading, and quite simply not accurate. Even an average driver in an E63 or M5 will win this drag race and from a roll it is no contest. Enough with the propaganda already.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: More Tesla propaganda: 2012 Tesla Model S versus 2012 W212 E63 AMG with M157 bi-turbo non-Performance Package drag race - Tesla wins? started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mramg1 Click here to enlarge
        And do you just always have to be a prick, or does it come naturallyClick here to enlarge
        Since you've waded into this friendly convo between Sticky and I. Perhaps you should ask yourself the same question. Otherwise answer it yourself doesn't matter to me either way. But I gave you a like for jumping off the bridge anyway...Click here to enlarge
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't understand. Either you move on you don't. If you don't intend to don't say you intend to. Or you could actually do what you say you are going to do, crazy.
        All fun and games dude, I keep telling you that. So sensitive LOL
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        All fun and games dude, I keep telling you that. So sensitive LOL
        So move on don't move on or maybe just stop wasting peoples time when called on what on what you yourself type?

        I think you may be sensitive which is why you keep replying when you said you would move on. But please, go right ahead and destroy yet another thread. Or... move on.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Lets get one out to the No Fly Zone event and see for ourselves.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Lets get one out to the No Fly Zone event and see for ourselves.
        That car will die at the 1/4 mile mark let alone the 1/2 mile.
      1. mkodama's Avatar
        mkodama -
        Looks like a pretty realistic win to me, and in general what electric vehicles do to their combustion engine counterparts. The electric car is excelling at not needing to shift and having almost all its power from a stop, but losing out on power at higher speeds. I wouldn't call this video propaganda; it's a realistic situation with a realistic outcome.
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        Is there a video of one raping a m3? Then we can really see sticky type paragraphs that no one will bother reading.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        Is there a video of one raping a m3? Then we can really see sticky type paragraphs that no one will bother reading.
        Speaking of typing things nobody will be reading...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mkodama Click here to enlarge
        Looks like a pretty realistic win to me, and in general what electric vehicles do to their combustion engine counterparts. The electric car is excelling at not needing to shift and having almost all its power from a stop, but losing out on power at higher speeds. I wouldn't call this video propaganda; it's a realistic situation with a realistic outcome.
        It isn't realistic because if I'm about to drag race my foot will be on the brake and gas and I'll rip the Tesla out of the hole and wave goodbye as I pull away. A 116-119 trap car isn't struggling with a car almost 10 mph slower.

        It also isn't realistic to do less than a 1/4 mile specifically to favor the Tesla.

        All that shows is that someone who gets a jump in an electric for a short race will have a lead for a bit. You really expect a Tesla to beat a Viper, M5, or E63? I don't.
      1. mkodama's Avatar
        mkodama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It isn't realistic because if I'm about to drag race my foot will be on the brake and gas and I'll rip the Tesla out of the hole and wave goodbye as I pull away. A 116-119 trap car isn't struggling with a car almost 10 mph slower.

        It also isn't realistic to do less than a 1/4 mile specifically to favor the Tesla.

        All that shows is that someone who gets a jump in an electric for a short race will have a lead for a bit. You really expect a Tesla to beat a Viper, M5, or E63? I don't.
        I think the race is in favor of the Tesla, but I still think it's realistic.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Who launches in a drag race without any throttle applied while staging?
        Me Click here to enlarge

        Twin screw FTW
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mkodama Click here to enlarge
        I think the race is in favor of the Tesla, but I still think it's realistic.
        Once again it's only realistic if the other car isn't trying to race and then rolls into the throttle. The situation is set to favor one powerband over another.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        Me Click here to enlarge

        Twin screw FTW
        Well ok another example but you will I assume not just be sitting at idle.