29 Jan '13, 2pm

Video: Tesla Model S Beats Viper At Drag Strip, Sets EV Racing Record

Video: Tesla Model S Beats Viper At Drag Strip, Sets EV Racing Record

That is with upgraded 21-inch rims and a racing weight of 4,670 pounds (4,870 with a driver). So to recap; a more than two-ton electric car with seating for the whole family and a bevy of luxury features managed to beat a purpose-built sports car in heads-up drag racing. Oh, and the Tesla set a new drag racing world record for production EVs. The National Electric Drag Racing Association held its season-opening race this weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway, where this Tesla set the record, and now we’re looking forward to the next NEDRA event even more.

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