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Old 11-12-2018, 02:35 PM
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So I had the Z for 5 or so weeks now. Driven it almost daily. All my trips were emotional... this car is amazing, I definitely made the right choice buying this beast. Funny observation so far, almost every time I drive this car I have someone that wants to go or they are up in my *** tailgating. So far 50% of time it was a guy in a Tesla. Anyone else experience the same? Maybe its a Toronto thing but seems like Tesla drivers are itching to prove how fast their cars are.

Nothing against Teslas, fantastic cars just not my cup of tea.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:46 PM
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Can't say I've experienced the same. I live in San Diego and there's a Tesla every time I turnaround.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:49 PM
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Iíve never had a Tesla owner try to race me and Iím in California, Teslaís are everywhere they just mind their own business.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:58 PM
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Never had that issue with tesla's. Most of them are actually conservative drivers. It's the prius drivers that drive like a-holes. Why get a fuel efficient car if you're going to max it out every time you're on the road? The most aggressive drivers i encountered are prius drivers and people in SUV's. Doesn't matter what kind. All of them.

But when i'm in my Z, i usually get BMW drivers ride my rear bumper. It's annoying. All i do is go slower. They get the hint and finally switch lanes.

I'd be careful about those tesla's though. With the proper package and an owner who fiddles with the settings, you're looking at a rocket that will definitely give a Z a run for it's money, especially from a dig.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:21 PM
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Till the first tight turn.

But agree electric is the future.
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So I had the Z for 5 or so weeks now. Driven it almost daily. All my trips were emotional... this car is amazing, I definitely made the right choice buying this beast. Funny observation so far, almost every time I drive this car I have someone that wants to go or they are up in my *** tailgating. So far 50% of time it was a guy in a Tesla. Anyone else experience the same? Maybe its a Toronto thing but seems like Tesla drivers are itching to prove how fast their cars are.

Nothing against Teslas, fantastic cars just not my cup of tea.
The Tesla wins the 60 ft so don't give them one . Stick interstate roll runs. the Z06 traps 8-10 mph quicker than the Telsa then.
I'm waiting for one foolish enough to play me on the roll.
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Hey its all fun, don't mind it. I just figured it would be mostly BMW's and Audi's.
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when i had my C6z i had several Teslas try and race me on the highway in California.... bye bye
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Till the first tight turn.

But agree electric is the future.
perhaps but I am in love with the roar of V8, V10, V12 etc...
To me its not all about the speed. The sound of the engine is super important.

Its like hot girls, I prefer a screamer 😂😍
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If I'm not mistaken, the Tesla S Model P100D runs the 1/4 mile in the low 11's, high 10's.
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If I'm not mistaken, the Tesla S Model P100D runs the 1/4 mile in the low 11's, high 10's.
That's very true. BUT they will only do that once. After the first Banzai pass they start to progressively get slower. First hit is an E ticket ride for sure tho.
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That's very true. BUT they will only do that once. After the first Banzai pass they start to progressively get slower. First hit is an E ticket ride for sure tho.
Wait no that's not entirely true.

The only issue ludicrous mode brings is that it destroys the charge. If you're doing 1/4 runs in any ambient temp other than in the middle of summer, back to back runs it'll do just fine. Until the batteries go dead.

But if you're driving aggressively with this car in summer heat, then yes each pass will get slower, but not by much.

Tesla's are no joke.
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Originally Posted by Z06_Gabe View Post
Hey its all fun, don't mind it. I just figured it would be mostly BMW's and Audi's.
I'm in Toronto. Personally no issues with Teslas at all--it's BMW and particularly the Merc c63's that become the most insecure around the Z.
I like those cars, so my comment is directed at some of clowns driving them not the cars.

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If I'm not mistaken, the Tesla S Model P100D runs the 1/4 mile in the low 11's, high 10's.
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That's very true. BUT they will only do that once. After the first Banzai pass they start to progressively get slower. First hit is an E ticket ride for sure tho.
But they still trap less. 1/4 mile is all about that 60ft. I could do a 2.0 60 ft get beat by the !00D in the 1/4 but the !000D is getting left by bus lengths on the highway. That is why the 1/4 doesn't always show who is faster when WFO! The race is too short. Much rather do highway racing much easier on the drive line too!

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try and race one on the street, lol
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:34 AM
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I have a Tesla P90 D, it's fun to drive a car without any sound at all, and still have performance, it's nice "sometimes" to NOT hear the Akrapovic and listen to the birds chirping, well once a month anyway.
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Originally Posted by RobGZ06 View Post
Never had that issue with tesla's. Most of them are actually conservative drivers. It's the prius drivers that drive like a-holes..
Yes! Often the guy driving the fastest is in a Prius! I guess it's like eating an entire bag of fat free chips. "My Prius uses little gas so I'll drive it floored!"
I actually appreciate all speeders blasting ahead to find the radar traps for me.

A co-worker gave me a ride in his Tesla. I was shocked! The brain doesn't know how to process instant, silent acceleration. It is a bit like when you are on a plane
and it feels like it is dropping and your stomach goes into your throat. I had seen those videos of passengers in a Tesla freaking out when the driver put it in "ludicrous" mode.
Now I understand.

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But they still trap less. 1/4 mile is all about that 60ft. I could do a 2.0 60 ft get beat by the !00D in the 1/4 but the !000D is getting left by bus lengths on the highway. That is why the 1/4 doesn't always show who is faster when WFO! The race is too short. Much rather do highway racing much easier on the drive line too!
All in all, the Tesla is still an amazing car. I know I'm showing my age, but my measuring stick is the 1/4 mile. I grew up in the 50's and 60's, and I don't ever remember talking to anyone about what the "top end" of their car was. Who was fastest from stoplight to stoplight or at the drag strip was all that mattered.
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Coming soon to your Chevrolet dealer an electric Corvette!
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Coming soon to your Chevrolet dealer an electric Corvette!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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