We now know that electric cars can be fast, that much is for certain. The next logical question, then, is just how fast are they? The record for an electric car in the NEDRA street production, 349 nominal volts and above class currently sits at 12.643 seconds at 102.89 miles per hour, set by Scotty Pollachek driving the first 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport delivered to a customer. That’s seriously fast.
Happily, that event was caught on tape along with a ton more images and videos from Pacific Raceways near Seattle. A total of five Tesla Roadsters (including the aforementioned Sport) were driven to the track that night and the results were impressive, to say the least. One of the hallmarks of a good drag racing platform is consistency, and as you’ll see from the videos pasted after the break, that’s something delivered in spades by these Roadsters. Thanks for the tip, James!
[Source: Tesla Motors Club]
VIDEO: Tesla Roadster vs Tesla Roadster at the drags originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.